This was my first try at game hens on the Hasty Bake Charcoal Grill/Smoker.
I made a brine of kosher salt, raw sugar, pepper corns, onion, garlic, bay leaves and one kaskaskian pepper ( sent to me by smoking friend Ash, Thanks again Ash!)
Let the girls soak for a few hours...
Slathered them in butter and placed more butter under the skin. I went with a sprinkle of my Smokin' Pal Big Poppa's Little Louie's Seasoned Garlic Salt with Pepper....and a sprinkle of Soileaus Rub...sent to me by smoking friend Sparky. (Thanks Sparky :))
Fired up the Hasty Bake...
I placed the hens on the top rack and placed a drip pan containing water, bay leaves and another kaskaskian pepper. Then added a hunka Spam. :)
I wasn't sure how the Hasty Bake would perform so I lowered the hot coal rack to the "smoke" level and closed the lid. I also added a dish of rice with morel mushrooms..
When the Spam had "blossomed" I sprinkled it with the usual cayenne brown sugar mixture and spritzed it with whiskey..then let the smoke for another 15 minutes.
The hens roasted beautifully on the top rack.
The rice was nice and fluffy....
I know... I make these too often. They are so tasty! :)
I was very happy with the game hens! They roasted on the top shelf of the Hasty Bake for 1 1/2 hours and came out perfect. Moist and tender.... It was a no-fuss meal. :)
I was a happy girl again! :)