A taste of Trinidad

Larrupin Cornish Hens with Orange-Brandy Glaze

Trinidad’s whimsical Larrupin Cafe is the 19-year-old creation of Dixie Gorrell, inspired by memories of her aunt’s ultimate praise: “That’s larrupin’ good food, honey!” Diners lured in for dinner more than one night running (a common phenomenon) have “larrupin'” options for changing the pace from seafood — ribs, the local favorite, and these hearty hens among them. The birds are marinated in a brew of beer, soy sauce, and brown sugar, then finished with an orange-brandy glaze.

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