Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
Hello Friends! Hope you’re having a good weekend, we just saw the Seahawks beat the Panthers in NFC playoffs game minutes ago. So Seattle is pretty happy right now! Anyways, I wanted to share the Cornish Game recipe I used for our NYE dinner because it was really tasty and so simple. I will definitely put this in my recipe binder for future use. I cut the recipe in half because it was just me and the Hubs.
Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary (allrecipes.com)
4 Cornish Game Hens
salt and pepper to taste
4 springs fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons olive oil
24 cloves garlic
1/3 cup white wine
1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
4 fresh spring rosemary for garnish
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Rub hens with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Lightly season hens with salt and pepper. Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 sprig rosemary in cavity of each hen. Arrange in a large, heavy roasting pan, and arrange garlic cloves around hens. Roast in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, whisk together wine, chicken broth, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil; pour over hens. Continue roasting about 25 minutes longer, or until hens are golden brown and juices run clear. Baste with pan juices every 10 minutes.
- Transfer hens to a platter, pouring any cavity juices into the roasting pan. Tent hens with aluminum foil to keep warm. Transfer pan juices and garlic cloves to a medium saucepan and boil until liquids reduce to a sauce consistency, about 6 minutes. Cut hens in half lengthwise and arrange on plates. Spoon sauce and garlic around hens. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve.