MAPLE GLAZED GAME BIRDS
Maple Glazed Game Birds
- Cooking Time: 25-30MIN
- Servings: 8
- Preparation Time: 10MIN
- 4 Game hens, rinsed and patted dry, wingtips trimmed
- Olive oil
- 1/4c Herbs de Provence
- Salt & Black pepper
- 1 Orange, quartered
- 1/4c real Maple syrup
- 1/8c Olive Oil
- 1/4stick melted butter
- splash or three Champagne vinegar
Preheat oven to 450d F.
Massage hens with olive oil so they are complete coated.
Rub well w/Herbs de Provence and salt & pepper, inside & out.
Stuff orange quarter in cavity of each.
Place breast-up in roasting pan.
Whisk together Maple syrup, oil, butter and vinegar, and any remaining Herbs de Provence.
Drizzle about 1/2 of mixture over birds, place in center of oven and roast 12min, basting once w/remaining sauce and any drippings from pan using basting brush.
Then, turn birds breast-down, and continue roasting & basting approx another 10+min til done (use meat thermometer if you're unsure, but BE CAREFUL not to overcook).
Remove from oven and rest before serving.
I serve them halved, on a bed of white & wild rice.