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First, I would like to say that my website is growing by the week with new recipes being added constantly. I have a long way to go before I am finished, but there are some recipes posted that are worth browsing through.
This month, I am presenting a little recipe that is simple and easy to prepare. Game hens are a perfect dish to impress your favorite valentine. Plan on one game hen per person and you might have a little left over.
Now, on to the recipe! Be well, and good eating!
- 2 game hens
- 1/8 cup sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- Salt and pepper to taste
First, there are two basic types of sesame oil. One is light, and the other is dark. The dark sesame oil is made from roasted sesame seeds and has a richer, nuttier flavor. I prefer the dark sesame oil for most cooking. The lighter oil is better suited for salads.
About an hour or two before preparing the chicken, mix the crushed garlic with the sesame oil to infuse the flavors. When the birds are thawed, remove any gizzards for another use. Rub or brush the flavored sesame oil over the entire surface of each bird. Salt and pepper each bird to taste. Place the birds in a roasting pan, breast side up, and put into the oven preheated to 375 degrees. Bake or convection roast for 40 minutes, remove from oven, and then allow them to rest for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
Serve this dish with a green salad, rice pilaf, and a cooked vegetable of your choice.
- Yields: 2 servings
- Preparation Time: 50 minutes