3 cornish game hens in the oven now -

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  1. Neal

    Neal Millennium Member

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    And the smell is making me very hungry. MMMMMMMMMMMM
     
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    Ok, good teaser!

    You going to share on how you are cooking them?

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  3. Neal

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    Very easy! My wife thawed 3 frozen 20 ounce Cornish Game Hens and seasoned with lemon pepper, seasoned salt, and garlic powder. Then basted with melted Smart Balance no trans fat margarine, although any butter or margarine will work. Then placed the hens on a rack over a drip pan in the oven at 375 degrees. There will be plenty of drippings so you have to use the pan to catch them. My wife bastes them and turns them every 20 minutes or so. You have to turn them so they get that brown glaze all over. Total baking time for 3 hens is about an hour and 15 minutes, maybe a little longer. Baking time should be a little less for 1 or 2 hens. I like her to bake 3 so I can have them as leftovers. It was delicious, and I have almost 2 hens left in the fridge for a couple lunches. ;f
     
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    First meal I cooked for my wife when we started dating was roasted Cornish Hens
    stuffed with boilbag Green Giant wild rice...
    I love me some juicy lil' baby chickens...

    Since they cook kinda quick, you can also spatchcock'em, toss them into some flour,
    then buttermilk, then some more flour mixed with sesame seeds and toss into a pot of oil
    and deep fry them for 15-20 minutes...

    Those sesame seeds get toasty and crispy... Real nice flavor...

    ;c