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Roast Cornish Hens With Rosy Currant Glaze

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Roast Cornish Hens With Rosy Currant Glaze is a delicious preparation that can be served as a side dish. Cooked with cornish hens and red currant jelly, the Roast Cornish Hens With Rosy Currant Glaze is a preparation that can be served on any occassion.
Ingredients
  Frozen cornish hens 40 Ounce, thawed (Two 16 To 20 Ounce Variety)
  Red currant jelly 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Creme de cassis 2 Tablespoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Prepare Rosy Currant Glaze. Remove giblets from hens, if necessary. Twist wing tips behind backs. Tie legs together tightly with string. Make a small slit in back skin of each hen for release of steam.
2. Brush hens with glaze. Place hens, breast-side down, on a microwave rack in an 8-inch-square baking dish. Cover with a tent of greased waxed paper. Microwave at 100% (high) 8 minutes.
3. Turn hens breast-side up and give each a half turn in baking dish. Brush with more basting sauce and give dish a half turn. Cover with tent of waxed paper.
4. Microwave at 100% (high) 6 to 8 minutes; baste with glaze after 3 minutes. Hens are done when juices run clear when pierced with a fork between leg and thigh. A micro wave meat thermometer inserted between leg and thigh should register 185F (85C). When done, brush Cornish hens with more glaze. Cover tightly with foil; let stand 3 to 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Poultry

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