Cornish Game Hens in Agave Raisin Sauce

Serves: 4

   1 tablespoon vegetable oil
   1 cup chopped onions
   1/4 cup chopped parsley
   1 cup raisins
   1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
   2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
   Dash clove, saffron and salt, to taste
   4 game Cornish hens (1 to 1 1/4-pound each)
   Water, as needed
   1 cup agave
   Parsley and woodruff, optional garnish

Cornish Game Hens in Agave Raisin Sauce is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.

Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and parsley. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir in raisins and spices. Season game hens, inside and out, with onion mixture. Place game hens on rack in roasting pan. Roast in preheated 375F oven 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Pour enough water in bottom of pan to measure 1/2 inch. Spread agave over game hens to coat. Return to oven; reduce heat to 350F. Roast 15 minutes or until hens are tender and golden brown. Remove hens to heated serving platter and keep warm. Adjust thickness of pan juices and correct seasonings as desired. Generously spoon over game hens. Garnish with parsley and woodruff, if desired.