Fruited Cornish Game Hens

This is a delicious and elegant meal that can easily be prepared in advance and is delicious with a rice pilaf and green salad

Yields

5-6

Ingredients

3 cornish game hens 20 each 3 teaspoon seasoning salt 6 tangerines pitted sliced in ⅛s 1 20 jar seedless blackberry preserves 1 slice of fresh lemon splash of grand marnier(optional)


Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

Wash and season birds well with seasoning salt many hours before roasting or the night before and place 2-3 pieces of tangerine inside each bird Mix blackberry preserves, 3 tangerines cut ⅛s and pitted and squeeze juice into the pan of blackberry preserve. Add the juice of one slice of fresh lemon and a splash of grand marnier if desired Heat until all melt together and set aside in refrigerator until you are ready to roast the birds Place birds breast side up in an open foil pan scatter any remaining tangerines in slices around them Carefully pour blackberry mixture on top Roast at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour Remove and cool Cut each bird in half and place back in pan Pour sauce in pan on top of half birds Heat at about 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Pass remove and serve with sauce and tangerine slices and pass the sauce and remaining tangerine slices