Easy Herb-Roasted Cornish Game HensFrom jaie 8 years ago
- 6 1-1/2 pound Cornish Game Hens shopping list
- 1/4 cup parsley leaves, packed shopping list
- 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves shopping list
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled shopping list
- 1/2 lemon, ends trimmed, cut into wedges and seeded shopping list
- 1-1/4 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more to sprinkle shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, plus more to sprinkle shopping list
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil shopping list
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened shopping list
How to make it
- Put parsley, rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper in a food processor.
- Blend until finely chopped.
- With food processor running, slowly add olive oil.
- Loosen the skin from the hens.
- Put 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture under skin of each hen.
- Smooth over to cover breasts.
- Put the birds on a large rimmed baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove hens from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature. It takes about an hour.
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Place hens on a clean rimmed baking sheet. (It's o.k. if they touch)
- Brush butter over the surface of the hens and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
- Roast in oven, rotating pan once during cooking, until golden brown and cooked through. About 50-60 minutes. (Check with meat thermometer if possible. Should read 165°. Don't over cook)
- Remove from oven and let stand at least 15 minutes befor placing on plates to serve.
- You don't even have to worry about carving!!!!!
The Cookjaie Allentown, PA
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Looks delicious. Thank you!frankieanne in Ukiah loved it
looks absolutely de-lish!!! I may have to go and take a couple of hens from the freezer right now!
sounds wonderful for a Sunday dinner also..just me & my son this evening.recipeguru in Charleston loved it
Okay I'm making this now to be ready for tonight. The recipe says to seed and cut lemon into wedges before adding to the food processor. I thought this might be an error as the pith is quite bitter. So I zested the lemon and removed the flesh and use...morejencathen in loved it
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