Five spice game hens (siu yeah gai)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Cornish game hens
1 tablespoon Five spice powder
2 tablespoons Salt
1 tablespoon Plum sauce
2 tablespoons Bean sauce
2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon Sherry
¼ cup Dark soy sauce
¼ cup Maple syrup

Wash and clean game hens. Pat dry and rub cavities with the five spice powder. Mix hoisin sauce, bean sauce, sherry and plum sauce. Rub remaining sauce mixture plus salt. Let stand over- night. Mix soy sauce and syrup.

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Rub skin of game hens with soy sauce and syrup mixture. Roast back side up for 20-25 minutes. Turn breast side up and roast for another 20-25 minutes until skins turn golden brown.

From "The Chinese Village Cookbook." A practical guide to Cantonese country cooking. Rhoda Yee, Yerba Bueana Press, San Francisco. 1975.

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