Delight your taste buds with this exquisite Apricot Glazed Cornish Hens recipe, combining succulent Cornish hens with a luscious apricot glaze. It’s a culinary masterpiece that will leave you craving more.
Apricot Glazed Cornish Hens
- 2 Cornish hens
- 1 cup apricot preserves
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Fresh parsley for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Rinse and pat dry the Cornish hens, seasoning with salt and pepper.
- In a small saucepan, combine apricot preserves, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Heat over medium heat until the preserves melt and the mixture is well combined.
- Brush the Cornish hens with the apricot glaze, both inside and out.
- Place the hens on a baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
- Baste the hens with the apricot glaze every 15 minutes during the roasting process.
- Once done, let the hens rest for 10 minutes before serving.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with the remaining apricot glaze on the side.
Total time: 1 hour
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories – 650, Fat – 32g, Carbohydrates – 45g, Protein – 45g