This is a simple poultry recipe for Cornish hens basted with a simple mango sauce. It involves brining the Cornish hens, making the basting sauce, and baking the birds. The connection to Mexico is the use of mangoes, which grow and are popular throughout tropical regions of Mexico. The recipe was adapted from the book “Mexico – The Beautiful Cookbook”, I only made two hens, but the sauce is actually enough for up to 6 hens. The only ‘exotic’ ingredient is the canned mangoes. If you have an H-E-B nearby they sell a 15 ounce can of Libby’s mangoes in syrup. Check the hispanic section of your local supermarket. The method of baking and basting the birds is important to this recipe, so pay particular attention to that.

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