Grilled Cornish Game Hens with Lemon, Sumac, and Date Relish

Grilled Cornish Game Hens with Lemon, Sumac, and Date Relish
Photo by Brigitte Sire

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coarse kosher salt
  • Date Relish
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 10 very thin lemon slices
  • 2 tablespoons ground sumac*
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 9 cups water
    • 5 1 1/4- to 11/2-pound Cornish game hens, cut lengthwise in half, backbone removed

Combine 9 cups water, 1/2 cup lemon juice, and coarse salt in large nonreactive pot. Stir until salt dissolves. Add hen halves and press to submerge. Refrigerate hens in brine, weighing down with heavy plate if needed, at least 6 hours and up to 1 day. Whisk 1/2 cup lemon juice, oil, and sumac in...

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