FRUIT SMOKED CORNISH GAME HENS

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INGREDIENTS

2 Cornish game hens 
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped 
2 Tablespoons olive oil 
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, garlic and herbs. Pour mixture over the cleaned game hens and refrigerate 1 – 2 hours, turning occasionally. Cut 3 carrots and 2 celery ribs into strips and thinly slice 2 red onions. Remove game hens from marinade. Salt and pepper inside and outside. Stuff cavity of each equally with vegetables. 
Smoke-cook at 225°F in smoker oven for 2 – 3 hours or until juices run clear. Recommended wood: apple Yield: 4 servings

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