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

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.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Wine Recommendation: 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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