Nectarines are often passed over for their more popular counterpart, peaches, but they are one of my absolute favorite fruits. This varietal, the Arctic Star, makes a superb and easy glaze with a dash of sherry vinegar.
Recipe comes courtesy of Jamnation Jam creator Gillan Reynolds. Click here to check out the full Jamnation lineup of certified Fair Trade artisanal jams.
- 2 Cornish game hens, split lengthwise
- 1/2 Cup Rose to the Grindstone jam, or similar product
- 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
- 2 Teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/4 Cup white wine
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400°.
Place the halved hens breast side down on a baking sheet lined with foil and season with salt & pepper.
In a small bowl combined jam, sherry vinegar, soy sauce, and white wine.
Coat the hens with the glaze mixture using a basting brush.
Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven.
Flip hens over and coat the other side with glaze mixture.
Return hens to over and bake for 20-30 minutes.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.