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

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...

View full recipe at Epicurious

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