Teriyaki Cornish Game Hens

Teriyaki Cornish Game Hens

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3 cornish game hens (not Perdue nor Tysons), spatchcocked
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp sesame oil


Season the hens with salt and pepper, then rub with olive oil.  Preheat the oven to 425 F, place the hens, skin side up in a roaster with rack, then roast for 25 minutes.

In the meantime, heat the soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic and sesame oil to boiling, stirring until the the sugar is dissolved.  Take off the flame and set aside.

Brush the hens with the teriyaki sauce and return to the oven for 5 minutes.  Brush again with the sauce, turn the birds skin side down and brush the insides, then return to the oven for 5 minutes.  Turn the birds skin side up, brush a final time and return to the oven for 5 minutes.