Honey Game Hens

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Stylish and easy to prepare. You’ll love this elegant recipe from Paula

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1   1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
4   cloves garlic, chopped
6   Cornish game hens (about 3/4 to 1 pound each)
2 tablespoon peanut oil
2 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest, minced

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.  Allow meat to marinate in the refrigerator for one hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place game hens in shallow roasting pan; pour marinade on top.  Allow refrigerated game hens to reach room temperature before placing in oven.  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.

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Savannah Country Cookbook
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By Lois Willard on February 21, 2012

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POULUR DEEN PLS SEND MY YOUR RECIPS . I LOVE THE HONEY GRAMHENS IT TAST SO GOOD AND I WOULD LIKE MORE OF YOUR RECIPS PLS THANKS GOD BLESS GLORIA FEENKER 156 COLEMAN AVE RIVERSIDE ALABAMA 35135 PLS SEND ME SOME THANKS

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By diane on February 21, 2012

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Try adding a half cup of bourbon instead of the soy sauce. It's good too!

By Lesley Willard on February 21, 2012

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paula, i love ur pots and pans.i have this one that gives me a hard time ,that is the 12qt pot and i make alot of spaghetti sauce and soup in it and it sticks on me.i always leave it on 4 or5 to simmer,but it still sticks.can u help me or tell me what i'm doing wrong.thank u and i love ur shows.

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By carol henning on February 21, 2012

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I cooked the honey hens for thanksgiving and everyone loved it! even my picky bro-in-law... and my boyfriend said I should cook this more often! Great taste! the orange zest sauce was perfection! I followed the directions to a T but marinating a little longer..... One chicken is enough for one person~Sarah

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