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Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in Dinner, Recipes | 0 comments

Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens for Two

Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens for Two
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Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 2
 

The perfect romantic main course for two
Ingredients
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions
  1. Combine the salt and cayenne. Rub a third of the mixture inside hens.
  2. Brush 1 tablespoon butter over hens; sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. 3.Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the preserves, honey, onion, nutmeg and remaining butter.
  4. Cook and stir until preserves are melted. Brush over hens.
  5. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until golden brown and a meat thermometer reads 180°.
  6. Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 1028 Fat: 67 g Saturated fat: 23 g Carbohydrates: 35 g Fiber: 1 g Protein: 69 g

 

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