Pomegranate-Honey Roasted Game Hens
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Pomegranate-Honey Roasted Game Hens

1 cup fresh pomegranate juice

½ cup honey + 3 tablespoons

½ teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

6 cloves garlic, smashed

3 game hens, split in half

Salt and pepper

Pomegranate arils for garnish

Chopped, roasted pistachio nuts for garnish

 

 

Mix pomegranate juice, ½ cup honey, and the next 5 ingredients. Pour the mixture over the hens. Marinate, covered, overnight or at least 8 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally. Drain the hens, reserving the marinade. Simmer the marinade, covered for 10 minutes, then reserve. Season the hens with salt and pepper. 

 

Bake at 450°F, basting frequently with the reserved marinade, until hens are just firm to the touch (about 25 minutes). Remove from the oven, and let it rest covered with a tea towel for 5 minutes. Brush each half with ½ tablespoon honey. Garnish with pomegranate arils and chopped pistachios.

 

 

Serves 6.

Last Updated Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 05:14 AM.