How to make it

  • MARINATE TIME OVERNIGHT
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  • THE NIGHT BEFORE:
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  • In a large bowl, mix together the first nine ingredients. Stir well so the spices dissolve.
  • With a large kitchen knife, split the hens along the side of the backbone. Flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand. Immerse them in the seasoned liquid, cover well and place in the refrigerator overnight.
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  • TO COOK:
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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Remove the hens from the liquid, and place them skin up in a roasting pan lightly brushed with oil.
  • They should lay flat, with the legs nearly tucked up over the breast meat.
  • Brush the skin lightly with the oil and place in the oven.
  • Cook about 45 minutes, until the meat is cooked through.
  • Serve the hens with the seeds sprinkled on top and the relish on the side.
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    " It was excellent "
    shazam ate it and said...
    I'm right there with binky67 - I too can almost taste this and I know I'll be making this cornish hen recipe. High 5!
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  • binky67 5 years ago
    I can almost taste these right now. Devine!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Love the history this recipe is outstanding Joymarie. All of the flavors are wonderful.
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    Joy,
    Thanks for the great recipe and the history lesson.
    Donman :)

    P.S. You got my 5 to. I don't know this thing is giving you a 4.2 if everyone gave you a 5 :(
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Yummers, love the sounds of this one. Great post and a high 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    I love this seasoning, so rich! I will definitely try it! Thanks for sharing :) *5*
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Yummers Jm..:)5
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