Chinese Cornish Game Hens

  • 2 Cornish game hens (1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onion, including tops
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 quarts vegetable oil
  • Fresh coriander, for garnish
Dipping sauce, recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Dash red pepper flakes
    1. Dry hens with paper towels and rub with salt. Cover loosely and refrigerate 8 hours. Rinse salt from hens and dry with paper towels.
    2. Stir broth, soy sauce, green onion, 5-spice powder, ginger and sugar in medium-large saucepan. Bring to a boil; add hens. Bring to a boil again and lower heat; simmer 25 minutes. Remove hens from broth; discard broth mixture. Dry hens with paper towel; set aside.
    3. Heat oil in large wok (or deep, heavy saucepan) to 350°F. Add hens and cook about 8 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Serve garnished with fresh coriander, with dipping sauce alongside.
    4. Dipping Sauce - Stir ingredients together.

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