Piri Piri Cornish Hen

with Warm Vegetable Salad

Introduction

This dish is based on creating a wonderful barbecue alternative.

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Ingredients: for Cornish Hen Marination:

4 garlic cloves

2 lemon zest and jus

1 tablespoon Worcestershire

1 teaspoon olive oil

For The Piri Piri

5 Red Chili

8 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon brown sugar

3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 pc lemon juice and zest

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

5 tablespoons olive oil to taste

For the Vegetables salad:

3 red peppers

3 red onions  (sliced 1cm lengthwise)

1 bunch of asparagus

3 portobello mushroom

3 cloves of garlic

½ loaf of crusty bread

1 bunch fresh basil

Salt & pepper to taste

Extra virgin olive oil to taste.

Method:

  1. Deboned the fresh Cornish hen by cutting it for the spine, remove the rib bones and wish bone.
  2. Prepare the Cornish Hen marination by crushing garlic and put it large zip lock bag, add lemon juice and zest, worchestershire and olive oil.
  3. Add the Cornish Hen and marinated over night in the refrigerator.
  4. For The PIRI PIRI, in a skillet chard the chilies and the garlic cloves (making sure the garlic has the skin on)
  5. Combine all the remaining PIRI-PIRI ingredient’s in a blender, add the roasted garlic and chilies with both skin removed.
  6. Blend all the ingredients and set aside in a mason jar until needed.
  7. Clean all the vegetables and sliced the crusty bread.
  8. Marinate the vegetables with two sliced garlic cloves, olive oil salt and pepper.
  9. Grill the vegetables until nice and chard
  1. Grill the bread slices and rubbed the remaining garlic cove just like making a bruschetta. Cut the slices in large dice and add them to the grill vegetables.
  2. Season the bread and chard vegetable salad with salt pepper olive oil and fresh leafs of basil and keep it warm.
  3. Remove the Cornish Hen from marination and set on a very hot grill.
  4. Seared the Cornish Hen on both side and the continue to cook on indirect heat on the barbecuing
  5. When Cornish Hen is almost ready start basting the last 10 minutes with the PIRI-PIRI sauce and allow the bird to reach the internal temperature of 165 degrees F
  6. Remove the Cornish Hen from the grill, let it rest for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Serve the Hen on top of the warm vegetable salad and drizzle the PIRI PIRI sauce.

Buon  Appetit

Pairing

Piri Piri Cornish Hen with Warm Vegetable Salad is paired with our Mint of Cucumber Juice.

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