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Honey-Glazed Game Hen

Honey-Glazed Game HenThe glaze, made with honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, dry mustard and ground ginger, would be excellent with roast chicken or turkey, too.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (1 1/2 to 1 3/4-pound) game hen, thawed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 onion, peeled and quartered

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, dry mustard and ginger in 1-cup microwave-safe measure or bowl; mix well.
  2. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until heated; stir to dissolve honey.
  3. Rinse game hen and pat dry. Sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper.
  4. Dip onion in honey mixture and place 2 quarters in game hen.
  5. Tie legs together with heavy string. Place game hen, breast side down, in microwave-safe roasting dish. Brush generously with honey mixture.
  6. Microwave at HIGH for 16 to 20 minutes or until juices run clean and meat near bone is no longer pink; rotate rack one-quarter turn every 5 minutes. Turn hen breast side up halfway through cooking time and glaze with remaining sauce. Remove onion from cavity and cut game hen in half.
  7. If desired, heat drippings and onion 1 1/2 to 2 minutes in microwave-safe measure; strain and serve with game hen.

Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 363 Calories from Fat: 14% Carbohydrates: 41.2 g Cholesterol: 119 mg Dietary Fiber: 0.74 g Fat Total: 5.5 g Protein: 38.2 g Sodium: 1434 mg.

Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Honey Board.