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

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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