Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Cornish Game Hens Acapulco

1 tablespoon garlic purée
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh oregano leaves (or 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano)
1 tablespoon salsa (or 1 teaspoon cayenne)
Salt to taste
4 whole game hens
Sour cream and salsa for garnish
1 avocado, sliced

For sauce, blend first 7 ingredients until smooth. Add salt to taste. Preheat oven to 350. Split hens, drizzle both sides with sauce, and bake approximately 45 minutes in shallow pan, skin side up. Baste often. To serve, garnish with sour cream, salsa, and avocado. Serves 4.

Serve with Saffron Rice and Flowerpot Bread, recipes from Hilltop Hotel Farm.