Marinated Glazed Cornish Hens

Tender game hens that cook in no time.


1 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root (or to taste)

grated rind of one small orange

3 garlic cloves, minced

4 (1 pound) Cornish game hens

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard


Honey Tips

Honey Never Spoils

No need to refrigerate it. It can be stored unopened, indefinitely, at room temperature in a dry cupboard.


Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 6 ingredients and salt and pepper to taste, in a glass baking dish. Spoon marinade into cavities of birds and pour rest over tops. Refrigerate hens for at least 2 hours.
When ready to cook, remove hens from refrigerator. Reserve marinade. Brush hens with olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes, basting several times.
Meanwhile, pour marinade into a saucepan. Add remaining 3 ingredients. Boil until sauce thickens (about 20 minutes).
Reduce oven temperature to 375°. Spoon sauce over hens and continue roasting for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Serves: 4