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Game Hens With Flaming Cherry Sauce

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Ingredients
  Rock cornish game hens 40 Ounce (Two 20 Ounce Each)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Seasoned salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cherry sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange slice 4
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste, seasoned
  Pepper To Taste, seasoned
Directions

Thaw hens as directed on package (set giblets aside for other uses); rinse hens and pat dry.
Sprinkle inside cavities with seasoned salt and pepper.
Place hens slightly apart, breast sides up, in a roasting pan.
Combine butter with the 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, ginger, and paprika; brush over hens, using it all.
Bake hens, uncovered, in a 350° oven for about 1 hour or until leg joints move easily; during last half hour, baste birds several times with pan drippings.
Meanwhile, prepare cherry sauce; keep warm over low heat or in a chafing dish.
When hens are roasted, discard excess fat from pan juices and stir juices into cherry sauce.
Arrange hens on serving plates and garnish with orange slices; keep warm.
To flame birds, warm brandy in a small container; ignite (not under an exhaust fan or flammable items) and pour, flaming, into sauce.
While still flaming, spoon sauce over birds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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