Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Game Hens with Apricot Ginger Glaze

Here's an easy and very tasty recipe that we had last night. I love game hens. They are somehow more sophisticated than chicken I suppose because they aren't nearly as popular. And they come in those convenient single servings...or for a lighter meal, save one hen for leftovers and split one hen for two people.

Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Apricot-Ginger Glaze for 2

2 Cornish game hens, backs removed and split in half lengthwise
salt and pepper

2 T. sesame oil
2 T. apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, mashed into a paste
1 T. freshly grated ginger
1 t. Siracha (Asian chili sauce)
2/3 cup apricot jam

Set oven at 350.
Set the hens on a roasting rack skin side up and brush with oil. Season with s and p and pop it into the oven for 30 to 35 minutes until skin is golden brown.

Combine the glaze ingredients until smooth. Brush glaze onto hens and roast an additional 10 to 15 minutes.


  1. The apricot-ginger glaze sounds really delicious!

  2. That sounds really lovely. I think we have some apricot jam in the freezer that we could use for this.

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  3. This dish looks so good!!! That's my dinner for tomorrow!