Citrus Game Hens

Recipe created by Culinary Director Jeff Young.

– Serves 2 to 4 –

2 game hens, split in half
2 oranges, zested and juiced
2 lemons, zested and juiced
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp. apricot preserve
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Method of Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Toss to coat hens. Cover and marinate overnight. At this point, you can cook the hens one of two ways; on the grill or in the oven. The hens are citrusier when cooked in the oven. Cook hens until done. Approximately 20 minutes on the grill or 40 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees. You can cook one hen each way and then serve a piece from each hen with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans.

Enjoy with a glass of 2007 Chardonnay.