Sweet And Spicy Cornish Hens
|Apple jelly||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Fresh lemon juice||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Fresh lime juice||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Worcestershire sauce||1 Tablespoon|
|Minced pickled jalapeno||1 Teaspoon|
|Cornish hens||1 1⁄2 Pound, halved and backbones discarded|
In a saucepan combine the jelly, the lemon and lime juices, the Worcestershire sauce, and the jalapeno and heat the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, until the jelly is just melted.
Pat the Cornish hens dry, sprinkle them with salt and black pepper, and arrange the halves, skin sides down, on a rack in a foil-lined roasting pan.
Brush the halves with some of the sauce and roast them in the lower third of a preheated 500° F.
oven for 15 minutes.
Baste the halves with the sauce, turn them, and roast them, basting them after 7 minutes, for 15 minutes, or until the juices run clear when a thigh is pricked with a skewer.