Recipe by WKMKTG
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coffee flavored liqueur
fresh orange juice
fresh lemon juice
Cornish game hens
salt and pepper to taste
Very good everyone liked this dish. Thank you for posting this recipe.
Don't know about the recipe, but I completely adore the guy who submitted it!
Good flavor and very moist, but the hens were undercooked at the recommended one hour. It's more like one and a half hours.
My advice for cooking time is just to keep basting it every 10 minutes or so after that 2nd half hour, and when they are browned on top, check temperature with a meat thermometer. Get them to 165 Fahrenheit minimum, and you're done. Thank you for your recipe! We did this for Thanksgiving-- fantastic! We thought we almost didn't even need side dishes with such a great tasting main course! Remember to only do a half hen per person if you have plenty of side dishes.
I used Kahlua and add a 1/4 cup of apricot preserves to the sauce. Came out great! Thanks to those that suggested baking for 90 minutes rather than 60. Ours came out just right. I think they would have been underdone in just 60 minutes.
I downsized the recipe to one hen for my fiancé and I. Not sure about it's weight, but even though we cooked it in the oven for one hour it wasn't completely cooked; I am going to blame this on my oven which is old and seems to cook unevenly. My half was nicely done while his wasn't; the breasts were a little dry. I omitted the grapes since they were optional anyway. Added extra lemon and orange juices to the glaze/sauce, which was delicious! Maybe next time I will add some clove or nutmeg for increased flavour and depth. Served this with rice (white rice, diced red/green/yellow peppers, onion and garlic powder, chicken stock, water and some of the glaze). This is my first time making and eating a Cornish hen, only downside about the fowl itself is that the small bones (rib area) were a little tedious to pick clean. A keeper though, that's for sure!
This worked out very well. The sauce was easy and a big hit.
Used Starbucks Coffee liquere which proved to have a mello flavor. The birds were extreamly moist. I did stuff them with seedless grapes in addition to the lemon and orange slices. The fruit had a bit of a chicken flavor so no one ate it. But they loved everything else. Highly Recomended
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cornish Hens with Coffee Liqueur Sauce
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 270
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