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       Title: Five Spice Game Hens (Siu Yeah Gai)
  Categories: Chinese, Poultry, Ceideburg 2
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       4    Cornish game hens
       1 tb Five spice powder
       2 tb Salt
       1 tb Plum sauce
       2 tb Bean sauce
       2 tb Hoisin sauce
       1 tb Sherry
     1/4 c  Dark soy sauce
     1/4 c  Maple syrup
  
   Wash and clean game hens.  Pat dry and rub cavities with the five
   spice powder.  Mix hoisin sauce, bean sauce, sherry and plum sauce.
   Rub remaining sauce mixture plus salt.  Let stand overnight.  Mix soy
   sauce and syrup.
   
   COOKING:
   
   Preheat oven to 350F.  Rub skin of game hens with soy sauce and syrup
   mixture.  Roast back side up for 20 to 25 minutes.  Turn breast side
   up and roast for another 20 to 25 minutes until skins turn golden
   brown.
   
   Do-ahead notes:  Do through preparation.
   
   Comments:  Use the same recipe for roast chicken.  Seven flavor rice
   or fried rice are good accompaniments.
   
   Makes 4 servings.
   
   From “The Chinese Village Cookbook”.  A Practical Guide to Cantonese
   Country Cooking. Rhoda Yee, Yerba Buena Press, San Francisco. 1975.
   
   Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; February 6 1992.
  
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