Recipe by Chef John
"If you've never worked with game hens before, they're very user-friendly. Even stuffed to excess, they only roast for about an hour in a hot oven, and as long as you don't overcook them (use a thermometer!), you'll be enjoying the kind of juicy, flavorful meat that people cooking turkey only dream of."
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1/2-inch bread cubes (such as walnut bread)
chopped green onions
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
chopped fresh thyme
minced fresh rosemary
large egg, beaten
olive oil, divided, or as needed
fresh thyme, or to taste
fresh rosemary, or to taste
Cornish game hens
I had it last night for thanksgiving, it was perfect! I just did the sauce a little thicker, otherwise, I followed the recipe closely. It was very tasteful, well seasoned, nice blend of flavors. Excellent!
I did as instructed by with a few changes.. Instead of just putting dried herbs under the hen, I added some chicken stock, chardonnay, and apple cider to the bottom of my roasting pan and basted the hen every 15 minutes or so. It came out sweet and delicious. Definitely a keeper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cranberry Stuffed Game Hens
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 345
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