Honey-Mustard Game Hens

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6 servings


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3 (1 1/2-pound) Cornish hens
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup coarse-grained mustard
2 tablespoons Riesling or other dry white wine
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Cooking spray
Rosemary sprigs (optional)


Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens under cold water; pat dry. Remove skin; trim excess fat. Split hens in half lengthwise. Sprinkle salt and pepper over hen halves; set aside.

Combine mustard and next 5 ingredients (mustard through cloves) in a small bowl; set aside.

Prepare grill or broiler. Place hen halves, meaty sides up, on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 15 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with mustard mixture. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

Created date

October 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 202
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 7.6 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 27.4 g
Carbohydrate 3.9 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 372 mg
Calcium 18 mg