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Serves 2

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Not a lot so say about his easy to prepare dinner. We like Game Hens, an one adequately serves us. The roasted Carrots, Onion and Garlic accompaniment rounds out the plate.


1/4 cup OF Maple Syrup
1 tsp of ground Cumin
Kosher Salt & black Pepper
1 Cornish Game Hen (about 1 3/4 pounds)
3 tsp of EVOO
3/4 pound of Carrots, cut into 2-inch lengths
1 medium Red Onion, quartered
4 Garlic cloves, peeled
6 sprigs of fresh Thyme
Lemon Juice for the Vegetables


1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Whisk together the Maple Syrup & Cumin. Season with Salt & Pepper.

2. Remove the Hens backbone. Place it skin side up & with the palm of your hand flatten it. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Rub with 1 tsp of EVOO,
season with Salt & Pepper.

3. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove the sheet from oven & add Carrots, Onion, Garlic & Thyme. Toss vegetables with 2 teaspoons oil. Season with Salt & Pepper. Add to the Hen, Roast for an additional 15 minutes.

4. Brush the Hen with the Maple mixture. Continue to roast, brushing twice more, until the juices run clear & the internal temperature registers 135 degrees. Do not overcook.

5. Transfer the Hen to a cutting board & let it rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, toss the Vegetables with lemon juice. Cut the Hen in half & garnish the plate with the Vegetables.

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