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Cornish Game Hen Recipe Ideas?

brooklynsabra Jan 24, 2007 03:56 AM

I've never made cornish game hen before, but it's on sale and I'd like to give it a try. I'd love some easy--as in something I can put together even after a long day--deas for preparing it--

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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    Main Line Tracey RE: brooklynsabra Jan 24, 2007 04:21 AM

    I would prepare just as a chicken. I usually slice them in half (along the backbone) and marinade. Then place non-skin side down and roast. They turn out great. One whole chicken is usually too much for either of us, depending on the size.

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      doberlady RE: brooklynsabra Jan 24, 2007 05:34 AM

      I stuff with wild rice and roast the same as a chicken. We have never had the problem of 1 whole one being too much for 1 person ;)

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        gsElsbeth RE: brooklynsabra Jan 24, 2007 07:03 AM

        I pour half of a mixture of white wine (about 1/2 c), soy sauce (about 1/4 c ), and sesame oil (a dollop) over and bake breast side down for 15+ minutes, turn breast side up and add the rest of the sauce and finish baking 30-45 mins. The left over sauce is great on rice.

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          brooklynsabra RE: brooklynsabra Jan 24, 2007 07:49 AM


          at what temperature would I set the oven for? thanks!

          1. LordOfTheGrill RE: brooklynsabra Jan 24, 2007 10:57 AM

            Brine them first.

            1. Andiereid RE: brooklynsabra Jan 24, 2007 02:44 PM

              I cut mine in half and marinate them in a maple syrup/soy/mustard and cinnamon mixture for a while and then throw them on the grill or roast them.

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                Mr. Cookie RE: brooklynsabra Jan 24, 2007 03:13 PM

                Roast them on a grill or in the oven. At 350-375 they should take about an hour -- 10 minutes longer if you stuff them with, say, a stuffing of cooked rice, scallions, currants and chopped chicken livers.

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