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    Moroccan Cornish Game Hens

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    31 mins

    30 mins

    1 mins

    Nancy's Pantry's Note:

    Moroccan recipes are so flavorful and delicious and this recipe sounds wonderful. Prep time does not include marinating time. Not sure where I originally found this recipe -- it has been in my recipe file for a long time. Posting here for safe-keeping.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 4 large oranges, sliced
    • 2 cups dates, pitted (about 8 oz.)
    • 4 Cornish hens (1 1/2 pounds ea.)

    Paste

    Marinade

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Arrange orange slices in a 2 quart (13 x9 ) baking dish and sprinkle evenly with dates.
    2. 2
      Remove and discard giblets and neck (if included) and rinse hens with cold water. Pat dry. Remove skin & excess fat. Split hens in half lengthwise. Place hen halves, meaty side up, on top of dates. Prepare paste. Place cilantro in food processor; pulse 4 times or until coarsely chopped. Add cardamom, cumin, coriander and garlic. Process until finely chopped. Place cilantro mixture onto hens; arrange olives around hens.
    3. 3
      Prepare marinade. Combine vinegar, wine, & honey; stir well with a whisk until well blended. Slowly pour over hens. Cover and marinade in refrigerator 2-24 hours, basting once with vinegar mixture.
    4. 4
      Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Uncover hens and bake at 250 for 1 hours 25 minute or until juices run clear. Baste occasionally with the vinegar mixture. Shield wings with foil, if needed.

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Cornish Game Hens

    Serving Size: 1 (358 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 403.3
     
    Calories from Fat 39
    84%
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 108.7 mg
    36%
    Sodium 93.3 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.8 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    21%
    Sugars 43.6 g
    174%
    Protein 26.3 g
    52%

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