Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 orange

  2. 4 Cornish game hens, approximately

  3. 1 1/2 pounds each 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt, preferably kosher

  5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  6. 1/3 cup cider vinegar

  7. 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

  8. 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  10. 2 cups fresh rhubarb, trimmed and sliced into 1-inch pieces

  11. 1/2 cup soft pitted dates, chopped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. To prepare hens: Preheat oven to 400°F. Using a vegetable peeler, remove a 2-inch strip of zest from the orange, then cut the orange in half, squeezing juice out of one half and cutting the remaining half into 4 wedges. Place 2 tablespoons of the juice and the strip of zest in a medium saucepan for Step 4. Tuck an orange wedge into the cavity of each game hen. Sprinkle the remaining orange juice over the hens and place breast side up in a large roasting pan, leaving plenty of space between them.


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