Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What's for Dinner, Herbed Stuffed Cornish Hen?

Roasted Cornish Game Hen with lemon and fresh herbs! This is a simple dish that cooks quickly if you use cornish game hens. You can buy the twin pack in your frozen section for around $6. I like Tyson because they don't have all the gizzards in the cavity therefore they thaw evenly and quickly. The key is to use a roasting pan large enough so the meat doesn't touch.
Preheat oven to 375F. Rinse 2 Hens under cool water and place in roasting pan. Wash hands. Cut 1 lemon into quarters the long way. Pick or buy the herbs you want to use. I just bought a few new ones so I picked mine. Pictured is parsley, rosemary, thyme and sage. You can use 1 or combine several.

Holding each hen open on end, sprinkle in salt, I like kosher salt. Stuff lemon into cavity along with herbs. Butter the outside and S&P to taste. Place in oven and rotate every 20 minutes or so. They will be done in 1 hour.
Let rest for 10 minutes. Remove lemon and herbs and cut in half. I serve 1 half per person.

2 comments:

Wanda said...

HI THERE JANICE. I'M RANDY SHANNON'S MOTHER. THANKS FOR THIS SITE, I LIKE IT.I'M FOREVER ASKING RANDY ABOUT YOUR SON. I KNOW HE GETS TIRED OF ME ASKING. KEEP THE RECIPE'S COMING, I'LL HAVE TO HURRY AND TRY ONE OR TWO.

Janice said...

Hi Ms Wanda, it's nice to meet you! I guess you like the thought of the Cornish Hens, they are simple but always look and taste like they were done with care! A perfect place to begin any time of year. Our son has grown by leaps and bounds! Looking forward to #2!
Hello to R and S! Janice