Honey Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Honey Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens
Ingredients :
4 91-pound each) Cornish game hens, halved
4 tablespoons Arbosana EVOO
1/4 cup Butter Infused Oil
2 Tablespoon, chopped fresh thyme leaves
4 cloves of garlic, minced
3 oranges, 2 juiced and zested, 1 thinly sliced
1/4 cup Serrano Honey Vinegar
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish
Fused Blood Orange Oil for garnish
Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Rinse the hens well under cool running water. Pat them dry with paper towels.

Combine the butter oil with the chopped fresh thyme and garlic in a small saucepan. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice and zest, Serrano honey vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Add the melted thyme garlic butter olive oil and mix to combine. Reserve.

Heat a large cast iron pan on medium heat. Coat the bottom of the pan with Arbosana EVOO.

Generously salt and pepper both sides of the hens and lay them skin-side down in the hot pan. Sear 4 minutes each side.

Pour 1/3 of the glaze on the bottom of a 9 by 13 baking dish. Transfer the hens, and their pan drippings, to the baking dish. Pour the remaining glaze over the hens and place in the oven for 30 minutes or until a thermometer reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove the dish from the oven and let them rest for about 5 minutes. Garnish with the sliced oranges and fresh thyme sprigs, and drizzle with Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil and serve.
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