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Citrus Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Coated with a glistening spiced orange marmalade, these Citrus Glazed Cornish Game Hens are a striking addition to any autumn dinner table.
1 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Citrus Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Ingredients

  • ¼ cups Orange Marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Juice
  • ⅛ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ tablespoons Coriander, Ground
  • ¼ teaspoons Allspice, Ground
  • ¼ teaspoons Ginger, Ground
  • ¼ teaspoons Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoons Turmeric
  • 1 individual Cornish Game Hen
  • 1 tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 individual Rosemary, Fresh
  • 2 cups slice Orange

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • 1 Quart Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a saucepan, combine marmalade, orange juice, brown sugar, coriander, allspice, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and turmeric over medium heat.
  2. When it begins to gently simmer, reduce heat to low.
  3. Continue to simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Season the game hen with sea salt, rubbing into the skin and into the cavity of the hen. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning
  6. Place rosemary and 1/2 of orange slices into the cavity of the hen.
  7. Place cornish game hen on a wire rack, breast side up, and set inside a roasting pan. Place remaining orange slices around hen.
  8. Brush with 1/2 of orange marmalade.
  9. Roast at 400F for 1 hour, glazing with marmalade every 30 minutes until internal temp reads 175F.
  10. Allow hen to rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a saucepan, combine marmalade, orange juice, brown sugar, coriander, allspice, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and turmeric over medium heat.
  2. When it begins to gently simmer, reduce heat to low.
  3. Continue to simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Once cool, divide among indicated number of quart sized freezer bags.
  6. Season the game hen with sea salt, rubbing into the skin and into the cavity of the hen. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning
  7. Place rosemary and 1/2 of orange slices into the cavity of the hen.
  8. Place cornish hen in a gallon sized freezer bag. Add remaining orange slices and quart bag of marmalade.
  9. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Place cornish game hen on a wire rack, breast side up, and set inside a roasting pan. Place remaining orange slices around hen.
  2. Brush with 1/2 of orange marmalade.
  3. Roast at 400F for 1 hour, glazing with marmalade every 30 minutes until internal temp reads 175F.
  4. Allow hen to rest for 15 minutes before serving.

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