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Cornish Hen

Cornish Hen

Brief Description

Easily prepare Cornish hen at home by following this simple and easy recipe. Cornish hen recipe is a dish in which a whole chicken (small in size) is fried with herb marinade.

Preparation Time 20 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients for Cornish Hen

  • Butterflied Cornish game hens-4
  • Softened butter- 1 stick
  • Finely chopped sage leaves- 6 to 7
  • Lemon, zest- 1
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste.
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped bacons- 4 strips

Cornish Hen

How to make Cornish Hen

  • Oven must be preheated to 425° F.
  • Put the hens on tray fitted with cooling rack in refrigerator to dry the wings for an hour before cooking.
  • Put a small pan on heat and melt butter whit salt, pepper, sage and lemon zest.
  • Take out the hens from refrigerator. Take two sauté pans and preheat them for some time and use oil coat the pans.
  • Use pepper and salt to season the hens and sear it skin side down in the pans.
  • Sear until skin caramelizes and turns golden brown in 7-8 minutes.
  • Flip birds over, and baste with sage butter. Sprinkle tops with chopped bacon and place in preheated oven to finish cooking, 25 to 30 minutes, basting occasionally. Turn over the hens and baste t using sage butter. Top it with chopped bacons and put it in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes while basting time to time.
  • Keep it aside for 10 minutes before serving it.

Cornish Hen

Some Useful Tips

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