Cornish Game Hen in Black Currant Sauce

This delicious recipe was contributed by Dave Heard of Vancouver, BC
Cornish game hen, halved (one half hen per person)
olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper
For the Black Currant Sauce:
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup red wine vinegar
⅓ cup black currant jam
1 tbsp Venturi-Schulze Balsamic VInegar

Serves two. Can be doubled or tripled.

Preheat oven to 400° F.
Cut Cornish game hens in half.
Rub with lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper & paprika.
Bake approximately 45 minutes or until well browned. Serve on / with black current sauce.

Black Current Sauce

Per hen, combine in a small sauce pan: ½ cup orange juice ¼ cup red wine vinegar.
Simmer until reduced to 2 tablespoons.
Add ⅓ cup black currant jam (Dave uses Danish Orchards).
Heat until warm.

Just before serving, stir in 1 - 2 tablespoons of Venturi Schulze balsamic vinegar. Sauce is sufficient for 1 Cornish game hen (just). Increase sauce for additional servings. The sauce also works well with grilled halibut.

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