Cornish Game Hens with Pomegranate Molasses

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 Cornish game hens, split, spine and wing tips removed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 bottle (12 fluid ounces) pomegranate molasses
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons sliced scallion greens, cut thin on the bias, for garnish
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Tie each hen's legs together with butcher's twine or a blanched scallion green.

  • Coat a large saute pan with olive oil and bring to medium-high heat. Season the hens on both sides generously with salt. Carefully lay the hens in the pan, skin side down, and cook until the skin becomes brown and crispy, 6 to 7 minutes. Turn the hens over and brown on the flesh side. Do not crowd your pan, you may need to do this in batches. Remove the hens to a sheet tray.

  • Meanwhile, combine the molasses and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the molasses to a boil and reduce by half until syrupy, about 20 minutes.

  • Brush the hens on both sides with the reduced molasses. Put the hens in the oven and roast until they are cooked through, basting occasionally, about 20 minutes.

  • Remove the hens from the oven and garnish with the sliced scallions.


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