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Cornish Game Hen

In Eating Out, Food, Home Creation on July 19, 2013 at 17:40

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Prepare Cornish Game Hen last night for the very first time using a modified Jamie Oliver’s recipe.  The hens turned out very tender and the recipe was easy to follow!



3 Cornish game hens

3 sticks of Rosemary (1 stick for each Cornish game hen)

2 sticks of marjoram

2 beef steak tomatoes

1 small onion

3 cloves of garlic

1.5 cups of cooked heirloom beans

3 slices of prosciutto

1 glass of white wine

8 tablespoons of olive oil

sea salt

black pepper

<It is better to marinate the hens for more than an hour before cooking.>

Preheat oven at 400F.

Chop 2 small stick worth of rosemary leaves and mince garlic.  Reserve the rosemary sticks for later use.

Mix rosemary and garlic with oil.  Mush the ingredients in the oil with your hand to release the flavors of rosemary and garlic.

Rub sea salt on the game hens.  Then, rub the flavored oil with rosemary and garlic outside and inside the hens.

Sharpen one end of the rosemary sticks and push one stick through each hen’s thighs to keep the legs together while roasting.

Cut tomatoes in segments and slice onions.  Place them in a roasting pan.

Chop the marjoram leaves.  Add to the roasting pan with cooked beans.

Mix the ingredients in the roasting pan, add black pepper, and rest of the rosemary garlic oil if there is left from the hens.  If there is no flavored oil left, add another tablespoonful of olive oil.

Place the hens on top of the bean mixture.

Place a slice of prosciutto on each breast of the hen.

Total cook time is 60 mins.  At the 30 min-mark, pull out the roasting pan and pour the wine onto the bottom of the roasting pan.  Take good care to avoid pouring wine on the hens to keep the skin crisp.  Cook for another 30 mins.

adapted from Jamie Oliver’s “Simple roast spring chicken with tomatoes, cannellini beans and rosemary”

Doof Out

Kirkland Uncorked is going on this weekend (thanks AB!)!  Enjoy the wine, enjoy the food and enjoy the sun!

Wings lovers in the Seattle area must check out Wingstop!  It is a chain store but the wings are exceptional!  They are slow if one does not call ahead — but well worth the wait!!!  My guilty pleasure favorites are the Louisiana Rub and lemon pepper.  The wings are crispy, juicy and well-flavored.  Currently Bellevue is this only store in the Greater Seattle area.  Seattle Seahawk Sidney Rice is partnering up with Wingstop owner in Bellevue to open more stores soon in Kent and Tacoma.


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