2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 Cornish game hens
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
In a hot roasting pan, melt the butter and oil. Season the hens with salt and pepper to taste and sear until browned all over. Place, breast side down in the pan and roast for approximately 12 to 14 minutes. Check for doneness by seeing if juices run clear when bird is tipped. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Plate hens alongside the blue corn chorizo dressing and serve with cranberry mango relish.

Yield: 6 servings