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Old 04-18-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Is it possible to marinate a Cornish game hen?

i guess this would go for other poultry as well but is it possible to do and if so whats a good marinade and for how long? thanks


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Old 04-18-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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It sure is possible. Also, it doesn't take long. Thirty to sixty minutes should be enough.

Any marinade you would use for chicken or turkey will work.

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Old 04-18-2007, 05:48 PM   #3
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I have never really cooked game hen, how does it compare to other poultry?

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Old 04-18-2007, 07:00 PM   #4
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pretty much a small chicken...does not taste gamey as it is domesticated now

beautiful with a butter lemon herb dry white wine marinade
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:29 PM   #5
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Sure. I've done it. I recommend cutting them in half before marinating. They'll "get down" in the marinade better that way.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:04 PM   #6
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You could use a basic Asian marinade:

low sodium soy sauce
dry sherry (the kind you drink, NOT cooking sherry)
fresh slivered ginger
fresh smashed garlic cloves
brown sugar
spring onions, chopped
sesame seeds
a couple drops of sesame oil


equal parts low sodium soy sauce, pineapple juice, and white wine - again with fresh ginger and fresh garlic.

Plain balsamic vinegar makes a GREAT marinade. The finished product is not vinegary per se - just has a great flavor. Again, fresh smashed garlic would be good in this one.

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Old 08-23-2014, 06:27 PM   #7
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I cut mine in half, put them in a bag and marinate them in a bottle of Italian dressing overnight in the fridge.

Then the next day pop them in the oven (without bag of course) at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes. YUMMY!!
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:46 AM   #8
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I like them marinated in lemon, garlic, and rosemary.
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Old 08-24-2014, 02:55 PM   #9
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I agree with the spatchcock idea and I always put anything I am marinating in a plastic gallon bag.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:29 AM   #10
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I agree with the spatchcock idea and I always put anything I am marinating in a plastic gallon bag.
15# whole turkey?

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