Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens

As some of you may know by now I am a participating cook/blogger for another site named Big Green Brotherhood. This site features several different cooks who come together over a shared love of cooking on a Big Green Egg. Each month the participating cooks are assigned the same 3 random ingredients and have to create a unique dish using these ingredients. This is very much influenced by the TV show Chopped with one exception… we are not competing against one another. This “challenge” is really for ourselves and to push us to use new ingredients in different ways. I love it and cannot wait to continue the series! This month our ingredients were: Cornish Game Hen, Beets, and Cornbread. Now sit back, grab a glass of  Trimbach Riesling, and enjoy this recipe for Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Cornish Game Hen with Soy Veggies & Sriracha Honey Butter Cornbread

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens

For the Beet part of this challenge I wanted to do a simple roasted vegetable medley using Beets and Brussels Sprouts.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Prepping the soy glazed veggies

I tossed the Beets and Brussels with Soy Sauce, Olive Oil, and Sesame Seeds.

Veggies tossed with soy, vegetable oil, and sesame seeds
Veggies tossed with soy, vegetable oil, and sesame seeds

Next for the Cornish Game Hens I wanted to continue the Asian theme and got out some Anaheim Chilies, Garlic, Ginger, and Hoisin.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Prepping the Hens

I made a paste with the Chilies, Garlic, and Ginger.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Making the chili paste

Then I rubbed this paste under the skin and over the skin of the Cornish Game Hens, which I had prepared using the Spatchcock method.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Rub the Hens with the Chili Paste

I preheated the BGE to 400° and glazed the Hens with the Hoisin Sauce.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Glaze with the Hoisin sauce

Using my 2-tier system from Ceramic Grill Works I cooked the Hens raised and direct over the coals.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Cook the Hens raised direct

While the Hens were cooking I set up my Mini Max to cook the Cast Iron Cornbread.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Cast Iron Cornbread on the Mini Max

After the Cornbread was done (and cooling) I used the Mini Max to cook the Soy Glazed Veggies.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Grilling the veggies

The Hens took about 40 minutes and were done when the Thermapen read 165°.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Hens are ready to come off

I pulled the Hens off the BGE and let them rest 10 minutes before serving.

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Resting the Hens before serving

Dinner and challenge are now complete! Cast Iron Cornbread with Sriracha Honey Butter, Soy Glazed Vegetables, and Asian Style Cornish Game Hens!

Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Dinner is served
Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Dig in!
Big Green Egg Asian Style Cornish Game Hens
Pour on the Sriracha Honey Butter

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This recipe for Asian Style Cornish Game Hens is both easy and delicious! The perfect thing to cook when looking for that different twist at your next BBQ.
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Recipe type: Poultry
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 Cornish Game Hens
  • 4 Anaheim Peppers
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Tbs Ginger
  • 1 c Hoisin Sauce
Instructions
  1. Take the backbone out of the Cornish Game Hens using Poultry Sheers
  2. Rough chop the ginger and garlic
  3. Deseed the peppers and chop
  4. Using a mortar and pestle mash the ginger, garlic, and peppers to form a paste
  5. Rub the paste under and over the skin of the Hens
  6. Preheat the BGE to 400°
  7. Glaze the Hens with some of the Hoisin Sauce
  8. Place the Hens on a raised grid and cook direct over the coals for 40 minutes or until they reach 165°
  9. Pull the Hens and let rest for 10 minutes before serving

 

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