Orange Pecan Cornish Hens
(Now, you will notice a little Hillbilly shining through on this one cause I didn't have any twine available so I used two twisty ties for the back legs and toothpicks for the front). LOL
Hope you enjoy & this comes from my Gooseberry Patch Christmas book
4cornish game hens
1/2 cbutter, melted and divided
1/2 corange marmalade
1/4 corange juice
1/2 cchopped pecans
·garnish: orange slices
How to Make Orange Pecan Cornish Hens
- Spread moderate amount of butter equally over hens; (I used about a 1/2 tbsp on each.) season with salt and pepper. Tie ends of legs together, if desired, and place on a lightly greased rack in a roasting pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into meaty part of thight registers 180 degrees.
- In a saucepan, blend together remaining (1 - 2 tbsp) butter, marmalade and orange juice; bring to a boil. In a bowl, blend together a small amount of cornstarch and water, slowly adding remaining cornstarch until mixture thickens. Slowly add cornstarch mixture to marmalade mixture, stirring constantly; add pecans.