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Honey-Mustard Game Hens

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.