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Honey-Glazed Game Hen

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1/4 cup Honey
2 Tablespoons Soy sauce
2 Tablespoons Lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Ground ginger
1 (1-1/2 To 1-3/4 lb.) game hen, thawed
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 onion, Peeled and quartered


Combine honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, dry mustard and ginger in 1-cup microwave-safe measure or bowl; mix well. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until heated; stir to dissolve honey. Rinse game hen and pat dry. Sprinkle cavity with salt and pepper. Dip onion in honey mixture and place 2 quarters in game hen. Tie legs together with heavy string. Place game hen, breast side down, in microwave-safe roasting dish. Brush generously with honey mixture. Microwave at HIGH for 16 to 20 minutes or until juices run clean and meat near bone is no longer pink; rotate rack one-quarter turn every 5 minutes. Turn hen breast side up halfway through cooking time and glaze with remaining sauce. Remove onion from cavity and cut game hen in half. If desired, heat drippings and onion 1-1/2 to 2 minutes in microwave-safe measure; strain and serve with game hen.

Makes 2 servings

Source: Recipe courtesy of The National Honey Board