Cornish Game Hens With Rosemay N Lotsa GarlicFrom mystic_river1 8 years ago
- Four 1 and 1/4 to 1 and 1/2-pound Cornish game hens, giblets removed shopping list
- 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges shopping list
- 4 large fresh rosemary sprigs shopping list
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil shopping list
- 24 garlic cloves, peeled shopping list
- 1/3 cup dry white wine shopping list
- 1/3 cup canned low-salt chicken broth shopping list
- Additional rosemary sprigs (for garnish) shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 450° F.
- Pat hens dry with paper towels. Season cavities lightly with salt and pepper.
- Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 rosemary sprig in cavity of each hen.
- Rub hens with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- Season outside of hens lightly with salt and pepper.
- Arrange in heavy large roasting pan. Scatter garlic around hens.
- Roast hens 25 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350deg.F.
- Pour wine, broth and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over hens.
- Continue roasting until hens are golden brown and juices run clear when thigh is pierced at thickest part, basting every 10 minutes with pan juices, about 25 minutes longer.
- Transfer hens to platter, pouring any juices from cavity into roasting pan.
- Tent hens with foil to keep warm.
- Transfer pan juices and garlic to heavy medium saucepan. Boil until reduced to sauce consistency, about 6 minutes.
- Cut hens in half lengthwise. Arrange on plates.
- Spoon sauce and garlic around hens. Garnish with additional rosemary sprigs and serve.
- That's it! Enjoy
The Cookmystic_river1 Bradenton, Florida
The Rating5 people
I have an old,well seasoned 20" cast iron skillet that would be just the thing for this recipe, if I used brandy instead of the wine. Wine tannins react to iron and gives an off taste, but I like the idea of using the same cooking pan.
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I do like Cornish Hens and it has been a while since I cooked any so I am trying this recipe.bluewaterandsand in GAFFNEY loved it
This has got to be yummy. I love garlic and a cornish hen is great to serve to company. I can't wait to try.jencathen in loved it
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