Mustard-Cherry Glazed Rock Cornish Game Hens...

 Cornish Game Hens are cute and elegant to serve, especially when company comes, and the meat is so sweet. All it takes is two ingredients to make a delicious glaze.


4 Cornish game hens
3 tablespoons grainy brown mustard
2 tablespoons cherry (or other) jelly (not jam)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the hens in a roasting pan, and generously salt and pepper the skin. That's all you do. Roast in the oven about an hour, uncovered (the salt will make the skin crispy). Hint: If there's not enough natural juice in the bottom of the pan, pour in a little cheap, white wine.
Just before they're done, make glaze: In a small saucepan, heat together grainy brown mustard and jelly - hot pepper jelly is also good and you can even do mint jelly. Spoon over birds before serving.  Serves 4.
This is good with oven-roasted zucchini and small red potatoes (toss in olive oil, dried rosemary, minced garlic)...and a decadent chocolate dessert!