Orange Cornish Hens

Rosh Hashanah


1 orange, cut into 6 sections (with peel)

6 cornish game hens, 1- 1 1/2 lbs. each


1 cup freshly sqeezed orange juice

2 teaspoons grated orange rind

1/4 teaspoons red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 Tablespoons margarine, melted

6 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.


Preheat oven to 450°. Make glaze by combining first 7 ingredients. Set aside. Season cavity of each bird with salt and pepper. Place a garlic clove and an orange section in each cavity. Set on a rack in a roasting pan. Baste birds well with glaze and bake 15 minutes. Baste again and reduce heat to 350°. Cook hens approximately 35 minutes longer, basting frequently. (Larger hens may take slightly longer.)