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Cornish Game in Mandarin Glaze

Traeger Kitchen


Cornish Game in Mandarin Glaze

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes

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Pellets

Mesquite

Fresh from the hunt, these Traeger roasted Cornish game hens will be the sweet meat of triumph.

Ingredients

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4

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  • 2 Tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic

  • 1 Tablespoon Jacobsen Salt Co. Pure Kosher Sea Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger

  • 5 Whole Cornish game hens

  • 15 Sprig fresh thyme

  • 2 Large oranges, quartered

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 Bottle (12 oz) mandarin orange sauce

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 375°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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  • 2

    Combine onion powder, granulated garlic, Jacobsen Salt and ground ginger.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoon onion powder

    • 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic

    • 1 Tablespoon Jacobsen Salt Co. Pure Kosher Sea Salt

    • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger

  • 3

    Remove the hens from the packaging. Remove any giblets from each cavity and pat them dry with a paper towel.
    Ingredients
    • 5 Whole Cornish game hens

  • 4

    Place 4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme into each cavity, along with 1 orange wedge.
    Ingredients
    • 15 Sprig fresh thyme

    • 2 Large oranges, quartered

  • 5

    Sprinkle each bird with the spice mixture, then rub with olive oil. Tie the legs together with butcher's twine.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 6

    Place the game hens on the Traeger and cook for 20 minutes.
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  • 7

    After 20 minutes, brush each hen with mandarin glaze. Let them cook an additional 20 minutes and brush again with the glaze.
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    Ingredients
    • 1 Bottle (12 oz) mandarin orange sauce

  • 8

    Cook until hens have reached an internal temperature of 160°F. Enjoy!
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    Probe160 ˚F

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