Cherry Glazed Cornish Game Hens

We recommend that this entree be served with the Valley of the Moon Pinot Noir.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

4 Rock Cornish Game Hens
1 jar Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves (or any brand)
1 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla extract
Salt and black pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove gizzards from inside of hens. Season with salt and black pepper. Place hens in a steamer basket inside of saucepan. Fill with water to the bottom of hens. Steam for 30-45 min. depending on size. Place cherry preserves into a sauté pan. Heat until melted. Add the cinnamon and vanilla extract. Boil and remove from heat. Place the hens on a sheet pan. Brush the cherry glaze over the hens. Place in 350 degree oven for approx. 30 min. Garnish with snow peas and beets.

Laurie Souza
Chef Valley of the Moon

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