Game hens with spicy orange salsa and bulgur pilaf

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 Cornish Game Hens, about 1
pounds Each
12 Garlic cloves, peeled
1½ medium White onions, peeled
1½ tablespoon Sea salt
1 tablespoon Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
1½ cup Orange juice
1½ cup Tangerine juice
⅓ cup Olive oil

Place the hens in a large glass bowl.

In a blender, puree the garlic, onion, salt, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, orange juice, tangerine juice, and olive oil.

Pour the puree over the hens and marinate for a minimum of 4 hours at room temperature, or in the refrigerator, overnight.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Place the hens in a greased baking dish and spoon the marinade over them. Bake for about ½ hour, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees.

Continue baking, basting occasionally, for another ½ hour or until crispy. Remove the hens from the oven and cover with foil. Set aside for 20 minutes.

Serve with bulgur pilaf and spicy orange salsa.

Yield: 6 servings


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