I always have a small can of frozen orange juice concentrate in my freezer. It comes in handy to add to marinades and sauces. We are leaving for Florida this weekend and I am trying to empty as much as I can from the refrigerator and freezer. I think it added a nice mahogany sheen to the cornish hens I fixed for dinner. Never admit that you burned something. There is always a way to put a positive spin on anything that you cook. Mahogany sheen works for me. And they tasted really good.
I will return to appetizer recipes next week after we get settled. I will miss Lake Lure this winter especially because the house is now almost done, but there is much to do in Florida. Stay tuned.
ORANGE GLAZED CORNISH HENS
2 Cornish Game Hens
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 Tbls olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and dry cornish hens. Stuff with lemon slices and rosemary sprigs and salt and pepper. Tuck wings to the back and tie legs together. Place hens in a baking dish just large enough to hold them. Rub them with olive oil and pour the orange juice concentrate over them. Bake for about an hour basting occasionally.