Great ideas for game hens
In two weeks, I am having a dinner party with 8 of my lady friends. I am looking forward to it but stuck on the menu. I thought cornish hens would be fun and I think everyone having their own little bird is such a pretty presentation. I have only done basic roasting for them before. Does anyone have a great recipe for a fun way to cook them maybe with a spring feel?
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Combine 1/2 cup feta cheese, 1/2 cup pesto, 1/4 cup pine nuts.
Stuff each of the four game hens with an equal amount of this mixture.
Rub your game hens with a combination of 1 Tbsp. ground oregano, 1 Tbsp crushed garlic, 1 1/2 tsp thyme.
Place on roasting rack and roast at 350 degrees until done.
Collect juices and combine with a Tbsp. of unsalted butter; bring to simmer, stir in 2 Tbsp. dry Sherry and drizzle over the hens on serving plate.
Todao's stuffing sounds great--if you have the time and the patience--bone them, stuff them and roast them. You'd probably only need 4-5 for 8 ladies--assuming you're not dealing with extremely large eaters.
I use Jacque Pepin's method for squabs for boning. You can then slice them like rolls and serve with a simple pan sauce.