Pomegranate-Honey Roasted Game Hens


Pomegranate-Honey Roasted Game Hens

Pomegranate juice adds flavor and color to these spicy, honey-kissed holiday hens.


To make 1 cup pomegranate juice, put 1-1/2 to 2 cups of seeds in a blender; blend until liquefied. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve.


Chilling Time8 hr

Cooking Time35 min


  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate juice (see Note)
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 3 game hens, split in half
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Pomegranate arils (seeds) for garnish
  • Chopped, roasted pistachio nuts for garnish

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