Michael's Cornish Game Hens

Featured by Michael Pozzan Wines in the Platinum Wine Club.
Michael's Cornish Game Hens


This cornish game hen recipe is another great one from the Micheal Pozzan Winery. Covering the hens in an amazing apricot glaze gives the dish an extra sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the savory mustard. Try a glass of Chardonnay with this meal.

Yield: 2 Game Hens
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 115 Minutes


• 2 whole game hens, rinsed and clean
• Salt & pepper
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 tablespoon butter
• 1 cup Michael Pozzan Sonoma Chardonnay
• 1/2 cup apricot jam
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


Salt and pepper the hens inside and out. Rub with olive oil and roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the glaze.

Melt the butter in a sauce pan with the wine. Simmer on high until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the apricot jam and mustard, stir and simmer on medium heat until the sauce thickens.

Turn oven down to 350 degrees and roast hens until juices run clear, about 1 hour. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, spread glaze on birds. Adjust the oven temperature so as not to burn the hens. Rice pilaf and a green salad make a nice accompaniment.

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