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Hoisin, which is a blend of soybeans, garlic, chiles, and spices, makes a sweet-and-tangy glaze for roasted Cornish game hens.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2003

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Credit: EARL CARTER

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prep:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place hens in a roasting pan. Mix together garlic, ginger, and chiles in a small bowl. Rub garlic mixture over hens and under skin; stuff cavities with cilantro sprigs. Tie legs of each hen together with kitchen twine. Cover; refrigerate 20 minutes.

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  • Remove hens from refrigerator, and brush with 1/2 cup hoisin. Roast 35 to 40 minutes, basting occasionally with extra hoisin. Remove from oven, and serve hot.

Cook's Notes

Hoisin is available in the Asian section of most supermarkets.

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Reviews (1)

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03/15/2014
These are delicious! If you want a cheaper, less expensive meal just use a whole chicken--both ways are great! I serve it with rice and pickled cucumbers, from her Dinner at Home cookbook.