-Cornish hen (thawed from frozen)
–orange (fresh, sectioned and then cut into pieces)
–orange marmalade (three-fourth’s jar)
–orange juice (one – half can, do not add water)
–orange zest (bottled, 1 tablespoon)
–parsley (fresh, a handful, chopped)
–salt and pepper
1 – In a small mixing bowl, place the orange pieces, orange marmalade, and orange juice. Stir well. Place this sauce in a large, covered baking dish. Add a few drops of olive oil. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
2 – Place the uncut Cornish hen in the sauce. Season with salt, pepper, orange zest, and parsley. Finish with a few drops of olive oil. Microwave on high for 6 minutes and 20 seconds. Then carefully turn over (with 2 spatulas), and microwave for 6 minutes and 20 seconds more.
3 – Before serving, divide the Cornish into two pieces, just to the side of the backbone.
4 – Serve the hen hot, with the sauce over top.
–Cornish hen inspired by C. Mabry, chef.