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Rock Cornish Hen - Stuffing

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I'm looking for ideas other than rice.


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  1. Pretty basic riff on cornbread stuffing, but tastes very good:

    1 med onion diced fine
    2 ribs celery diced fine
    1 carrot, scraped and diced fine
    1/2 lb. mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and diced
    1 8X8 pan cornbread or 4 corn muffins (sometimes use Boston Market, works well)
    sage, s&p, poultry seasoning, tarragon
    16 oz chicken or turkey broth
    4T (1/2 stick) melted unsalted butter

    Saute veggies in butter until soft 10-15 min. Add corn bread crumbled up and chicken stock, season to taste. Stuff hens

    Roast hens at 375 for 30 hens. Brush with mixture of 1/2 cup white wine, 2 T balsamic vinegar, currant/raspberry/cranberry jam, roast another 20-30 min. Reduce pan juices, can throw in some dried currants, raisins or cranberries if desired.

    1. I made a great stuffing yesterday - 1 onion diced and cooked in butter until softened, 1lb of turkey mince, cook until the turkey is cooked through, I packet of stuffing mix and boiling water, seasoning to taste. I let this simmer for about an hour. You could add finely chopped mushrooms and finely chopped parsely, and a can of chestnuts (not puree or water chestnuts).

      1. Thanks,
        Will try both!

        1. If you want to try something other than stuffing, butterfly the birds, then marinate in rasberry vinegar, fresh basil (2 to 3 leaves, julienned), salt and pepper, and a tablespoon of minced shallot. Grill bone side down first (it will help shrink and crisp the skin).

          Serve with a wild rice pilaf and roasted seasonal vegetables.

          1. The easiest I know is also pretty good: toss seasoned croutons, canned mandarin oranges and melted butter. Stuff the hens, baste with a little soy sauce.

            1. I know it's rice, but I often stuff Cornish Hens with 'Green Giant Wild Rice Medley'...
              Boil-n-bag... I cook it first...

              Taste and texture are great, and it looks earthy and nice stuffed in, and flowing out of da boyds...