© Melanie Acevedo
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Total Time
40 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4

Though marinated only briefly with lime juice, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, the Cornish hens and vegetables nevertheless have a deliciously intense flavor. Plus: More Grilling Recipes and Tips

How to Make It

Step 1    

Light the grill. In a small glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, oil, garlic, ginger, pepper, and salt. Put the hens into two large glass dishes. Pour 1/2 cup of the marinade over them and turn to coat. Let marinate, turning once, for 10 minutes.

Step 2    

Cook the hens over moderate heat for 12 minutes. Turn and cook until just done, about 12 minutes longer.

Step 3    

Meanwhile, snap off and discard the tough ends of the asparagus. In a medium bowl, toss the asparagus spears with 2 tablespoons of the remaining marinade and grill for about 12 minutes, turning once.

Step 4    

In the same bowl, toss the mushrooms with the remaining 2 tablespoons marinade and grill for about 5 minutes per side. Serve the hens with the asparagus and mushrooms alongside.

Serve With

Make your whole dinner outdoors by adding new potatoes or sweet-potato wedges to the grill.

Suggested Pairing

An acidic, assertively flavored white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc from Australia or South Africa, is great with the asparagus and the bold flavors of the soy sauce and lime juice.

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