Mojo marinated Cornish game hens

Mojo marinated Cornish game hens

I am a huge fan of Cuban cooking especially the flavor of mojo!

Mojo applies to any sauce that is made with garlic, olive oil or pork lard, and a citrus juice, traditionally bitter orange juice. 

You can use mojo marinade many ways but today we are making mojo marinated cornish game hens





  • Rinse the cornish game hens under cold running water, inside and out. 
  • Get at least a 2-3 gallon container to brine your hens ( Brine Recipe )


  • Remove the brined hens and place in a bowl with 2 bottles of mojo and let marinate for at least 2-3 hours ( the longer the better )


  • Set up your grill/smoker for 350 degrees F indirect 
  • Cook the hens for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the internal temperature of the thigh, is 165F.
  • Transfer the hens to a platter or plates and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with a salad or your favorite side and enjoy








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