APRICOT PEPPER MELANGÉ GLAZED CORNISH GAMEHENS

Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients:
  • 2 18 oz Cornish game hens split in half
  • 1 C apricot preserves
  • 2 tsp Two Snooty Chefs® Pepper Melangé peppercorns
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary leaves pulled from stems
  • 1 C white wine
Procedure:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Place split Cornish games hen halves on a baking sheet breast side up
  3. Make the glaze by placing the apricot preserves in a small saucepan and heating through
  4. Place the Pepper Melangé in a mortar and crush with a pestle till coarse grind – add to heated preserves
  5. Chop the rosemary and add to the heated preserves
  6. Heat preserves till hot and set aside
  7. Glaze each game hen half with 2 Tbsp of the glaze, place in the oven on middle rack, roast 30 minutes, glazing every 10 minutes
  8. Tent game hens with foil and cook another 20-30 minutes, glaze one last time as they come out of the oven, the internal temperature should be 165° F on an instant read thermometer
  9. Serve

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