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Fruit Smoked Cornish Game Hens


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


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