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Lime and Sesame Roasted Cornish Game Hens

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“From America's Best Recipes 1996. Easy and very good. Toast the sesame seeds in your microwave in a shallow bowl on High for 2-3 minutes. Watch to make sure that they do not burn.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place hens, breast side down in a large shallow glass dish, I use a large zip-top plastic bag.
  2. Combine soy sauce, vegetable oil, garlic, sesame seeds, brown sugar, ginger and lime juice until well blended.
  3. Pour marinade over hens.
  4. Cover and marinate for at least 8 hours.
  5. Turn occassionally or shake marinating bag.
  6. Remove hens from marinade.
  7. Reserve marinade and bring to a full boil in a small saucepan.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Place hens in a greased 13 x 9 pan breast side up.
  10. Bake uncovered for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Baste occasionally with marinade.
  12. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and lime wedges.

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