Cornish Game Hen in Black Currant Sauce

This delicious recipe was contributed by Dave Heard of Vancouver, BC
Ingredients: 
Cornish game hen, halved (one half hen per person)
olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper
paprika
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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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