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BBQ Game Birds with Root Vegetable Mash

Difficulty 4/5
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Prep time 30 mins

Cook time 60 mins
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Serves 4-6

Hardwood Cherry

These game birds are wildly tasty. These hens are rubbed down with Traeger chicken rub, glazed with a sweet and buttery apricot glaze and served over a creamy root vegetable mash.

Ingredients

Game Birds with Root Vegetable Mash

3 GAME HENS

1/2 CUP TRAEGER CHICKEN RUB

1/2 LB POTATOES

1/2 LB SWEET POTATOES

1/2 LB PARSNIPS

1/2 LB CARROTS

6 tbsp BUTTER

1 cup CREAM

SALT & PEPPER

Glaze

1/4 cup WHITE WINE

2 tbsp BUTTER

Preparation

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 375 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Season the game hens with the Traeger chicken rub and set aside.

Peel the vegetables and cut into one inch cubes. Put vegetables in oven save dish with 3/4 cup water, cover and cook for 1 hour or until fork tender. Place the game hens in the grill and remove the vegetables.

Cook the game hens for 15 minutes and check the internal temperature of the breast meat. If the internal temperature is not at 160 degrees F, continue to cook, checking every 5 to 10 minutes until internal temperature is reached.

Drain the vegetables. Heat the cream and butter on stove and add to the vegetables. Mash the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove the game hens from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

To make the glaze: Heat the Traeger Appricot Sauce and the wine in small saucepan on medium heat on stove top for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally until reduced by half. Add the butter to the glaze and stir until melted.

Drizzle on game hens and vegetables. Serve immediately, enjoy!

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