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Cornish Game Hens With Orange Glaze

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“I make these sometimes when I am planning a romantic dinner for me and my husband, even though this recipe is for four. It's pretty elegant, in my opinion. I just like the idea of each person having their own individual little bird.”
1hr 20mins

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  1. Remove giblets from hens. Rinse hens with cold water and pat dry. Combine seasonings, stirring well. Sprinkle cavities with half of seasonings, and close cavaties. Secure with wooden picks; truss. Brush with butter and sprinkle with remaining seasons.
  2. Place hens, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Pour water into pan to cover bottom. Place in upper half of oven, and bake at 425F for 45 minutes.
  3. Brush hens with butter, and spoon 1 tablespoon marmalade on each breast. Bake an additional 35 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear when pierced with fork. garnish with watercress and orange slices.

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