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       Title: Barbecued Vietnamese Five-Spice Cornish Game Hens
  Categories: Ethnic, Bbq, Fowl
       Yield: 4 servings
            Stephen Ceideburg
       4    Cornish game hens (14 ounces
       4    Garlic cloves
       2    Shallots, or 3 green onions,
            -white part only
   1 1/2 tb Sugar
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Black pepper
     1/2 ts Five spice powder
   1 1/2 tb Vietnamese fish sauce
            -(nouc mam)
   1 1/2 tb Light soy sauce
   1 1/2 tb Dry sherry
   This aromatic barbecued game hen can be easily served West- ern style
   with rice, cole slaw or a green salad. [But it would be better with
   Thai cucumber salad or Vietnamese carrot salad. Mmmm... S.C.]
   Halve the hens through the breast. Flatten with the palm of your hand.
   In a mortar or food processor, pound or mince garlic, shallots and
   sugar. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture
   over hens; marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in refrigerator.
   Set hens, skin-side down, on grill and barbecue over medium coals for
   15 minutes. Turn and barbecue 15 minutes longer or until they are
   thoroughly cooked. Serve with Nuoc Cham dipping sauce.