Apricot Marinated Game Hens

Apricot Marinated Game Hens

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Your guests will be surprised when presented with half a Cornish game hen on their plate but will be delighted when they taste it. Absolutely beautiful.


Serves: 4 

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) apricot jam
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 Cornish game hens, halved lengthwise

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Extra time:8hours marinating  ›  Ready in:9hours30min 

  1. In a bowl mix the soy sauce, apricot jam, ginger, garlic, wine and sugar. Place the hens in the dish and coat with the marinade. Cover and allow to marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C.
  3. Arrange the hen halves in a baking dish. Pour remaining marinade over the hens. Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven basting frequently with the marinade until hen juices run clear.

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