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                                                                  The ginger preserves in the glaze makes these hens particularly piquant, but any citrus preserves will do.

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                                                                  • Yes No four 1 1/4 lb rock cornish game hen
                                                                  • Yes No 16 cilantro
                                                                  • Yes No salt and pepper
                                                                  • Yes No 1 medium orange zest
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
                                                                  • Yes No 1 tbsp cumin seed
                                                                  • Yes No 2/3 cup orange juice
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup honey
                                                                  • Yes No 1/4 cup ginger preserves
                                                                  • Yes No 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, ground
                                                                  • Yes No 6 garlic clove
                                                                  • Yes No 1 3/4 lb radicchio
                                                                  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Using your fingertips, carefully loosen the breast skin of each hen; tuck the cilantro sprigs under the skin. Season the cavities with salt and pepper and tuck an orange quarter into each one. Set the hens on a baking sheet, rub them with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the hens for 60 to 70 minutes, or until the juices run clear when a thigh is pierced. Remove from the oven and preheat the broiler.
                                                                  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, toast the cumin seeds over moderate heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the orange juice, honey, ginger preserves, cayenne and orange zest and cook until syrupy, about 4 minutes. Brush the glaze all over the Cornish hens.
                                                                  • Broil the hens for about 2 minutes, until browned all over. Transfer the hens to a serving platter and keep warm; reserve the pan juices.
                                                                  • In a large skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the radicchio and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir in any reserved pan juices, season the radicchio with salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute longer.
                                                                  • Spoon the radicchio onto plates, top with the hens and serve.
                                                                  Yields: 4
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