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    1/2 cup Fresh Lime Juice
    1/4 cup Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
    1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
    2 teaspoon Cumin, Ground
    3 tablespoon Cilantro, Chopped
    1 tablespoon Mesquite meal
    3 each Cornish Game Hens
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    Lime wedges and cilantro sprigs for garnishing


Combine lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, cilantro and mesquite meal in a large bowl and mix well.

Remove giblets from the birds, set aside for another use, and wash the birds.

Place the birds into the marinade coating the birds then place them into the refrigerator for 2 hours turning the birds after 1 hour.

After removing them from the refrigerator salt and pepper the cavities.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the birds on their backs and cover them baking for 1½ to 1¾ hours.

Every 15 minutes or so baste with the marinade.

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