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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir

Pair-o-Normal Game Hens with "Break on Through to the Other Side" of Mango Salsa

This recipe is also terrific on the grill. Try the mango salsa with chips or quesadillas.

Cooking Light MARCH 1999

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 hen half and about 2/3 cup salsa)

Ingredients

  • Mango salsa:
  • 2 cups diced peeled mango
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • Deviled seasoning paste:
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (1 1/4-pound) Cornish hens

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425°.

To prepare mango salsa, combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl; cover and chill.

To prepare deviled seasoning paste, combine mustard and next 8 ingredients (mustard through black pepper) in a small bowl. Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens with cold water; pat dry. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breasts by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under hens. Rub deviled seasoning paste under loosened skin. Place hens, breast sides up, on a broiler pan. Bake at 425° for 35 minutes or until juices run clear. Split hens in half lengthwise. Discard skin. Serve with mango salsa.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 303
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 31.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.1g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 501mg
  • Calcium: 49mg
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