Honey Game Hens

Recipe by jswany
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    (3/4-1 lb) Cornish hens
  • 4
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1
    teaspoon fresh gingerroot, grated
  • 12
  • 12
    cup honey
  • 2
    tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2
    tablespoons orange juice
  • 1
    tablespoon orange zest, minced
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse hens, trim off excess fat, and pat dry; place in bowl.
  • Put garlic and ginger in food processor and process until nearly smooth.
  • In another bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, oil, orange juice, and zest. Add the garlic and ginger.
  • Pour mixture over game hens, coating well. Refrigerate overnight, turning in marinade several times.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place game hens in shallow roasting pan; pour marinade on top.
  • Bake for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes.
  • Remove hens to serving platter.
  • Pour cooking juices into small, heavy saucepan and boil for 4 minutes, or until sauce thickens.
  • Pour over hens just before serving.
  • Serve with sesame noodles or rice pilaf.
  • These hens can also be grilled; just remember to baste often.
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