Cornish Game Hen - need recipe help
Having a cookoff with a friend and my main ingredients are Game Hen and Chocolate...so I am making a mole sauce for the hen. My issue is how should I bake the hen? Southwest or Mexican rub or should I just bake it with herbs and then pour the sauce around it?
it kinda depends on how you make the sauce, but I'm thinking a mexican rub with the sauce will work better.
I like to spatchcock cornish game hen and cook in my smoker at about 250 for a few hours. If I have less time, it's always good on the grill with a bit of pecan, apple, or cherry smoke.
I would use a rub/spices that go with the mole sauce, and then baste with a little of the mole sauce while cooking and then put in a pan on the grill/smoker/range with the mole sauce to finish off the cook.
Dinner last night was PERFECT. Ok, so I did a dry rub on the hen and stuffed a couple slices of Orange in the cavity to break the acidity and cooked it on top of sliced bell peppers and mushrooms. The Mole sauce was better than I ever had in a restaurant. made of:
Chopped Onion, Chocolate, Cinnamon, 4 dried Ancho Chilies, water, salt, Tomato Sauce (pureed tomato) and simmered it for 35 minutes. Poured it around the bird. My date was so impressed.