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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Meal Of The Month: February

Apricot-glazed Cornish hens for two

2 Servings
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. plus standing time

1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
2 tbsp butter, melted, divided
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp grated onion
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Method of preparation:
Combine the salt and cayenne. Rub a third of the mixture inside hens.
Brush 1-tablespoon butter over hens; sprinkle with remaining seasoning mixture. Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 F for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the preserves, honey, onion, nutmeg and remaining butter. Cook and stir until preserves are melted.
Brush over hens. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until golden brown and a meat thermometer reads 180 F. Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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