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Oriental Poussins

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Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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More effort


Serves 4

Tangy and succulent.

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  • 2 x 625 g poussins
  • 60 ml dark soy sauce
  • 45 ml dry sherry
  • 45 ml hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp five spice powder
  • 2.5 cm piece of fresh ginger grated
  • Spring onions or chives to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 170 (fan assisted).

  2. Halve the poussins and remove backbones.

  3. Combine the soy sauce, sherry, hoisin sauce, oil, garlic, sugar, spices and ginger. Brush the mixture on both sides of the poussins.

  4. Put the poussins, skin side up, in roasting tin. Cook for 30 mins.

  5. Serve hot with boiled rice.

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