Game Hens: Honey and Coconut-Marinated Game Hens

posted by Terrytx 06-24-102 8:03 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Honey and Coconut-Marinated Cornish Hens
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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Poultry
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 (1 1/4 pound) Cornish Hens
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped peeled fresh lemongrass
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1/4 cup honey, divided
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon Thai chile sauce
2 cloves garlic

Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens with cold water; pat dry. Split hens in half lengthwise. Remove skin; trim excess fat.

Place cilantro, lemongrass, coconut milk, 3 tablespoons honey, fish sauce and remaining ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add hen halves; seal and
marinate in refrigerator 12 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Remove hen halves from bag; reserving marinade. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

Place hen halves, meaty side up, on a broiler pan. Insert meat thermometer into meaty part of a thigh, making sure not to touch bone. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes, basting frequently with the reserved marinade.
Brush remaining 1 tablespoon honey over hens, and bake hens an additional 20 minutes or until thermometer registers 180 degrees.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 hen half). 253 cal, 5.6g fat, 29.8g pro, 21g carb, 0.1g fiber, 132mg chol 1.5mg iron, 788mg sod, 24mg calc.

Source: Cooking Light-7/02

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