Whipping up a tasty Cornish game hen recipe does not have to be a difficult thing. The recipe treated below is super convenient and very fast to set up. Let’s check out one of the tastiest recipes for Cornish hens.
But to begin with, some of us don’t even know Cornish game hens, but here’s what to know. Do not be confused by the “game” included in the name of our hen. It is just a hybrid chicken, nothing else. Also, the name “Cornish game hens” includes cock too. This means that you should specify the gender you want when buying; else, you may be making a wrong purchase.
Here are the ingredients required to prepare a delicious meal with Cornish hens. If you’re cooking for yourself alone, one hen is enough, but if for the family, you should make it 2 or 3.
- 1 big clove of garlic, finely ground
- 1 Lb. of potatoes, scrubbed & sliced into 1-inch chunks
- 1½ teaspoons of fresh thyme leaves (can use a half teaspoon of dried thyme if unavailable)
- 2 Cornish game hens
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1 quartered & sliced medium onion
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 mid-size carrots.
- Salt & Pepper
Apart from the ingredients mentioned, there are some optional items to add. They give an extra taste to the flavor, but the meal will be okay even without them. They are:
- 1 small onion
- 1 lemon
- 2 teaspoons of freshly chopped chives or parsley
- Rosemary or any fresh herb.
Instructions For Whipping Up A Tasty Cornish Game Hen Recipe
- Warm your oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
- Heat the butter to melt in a large skillet. A cast iron works best for low heat, but any skillet safe to use in an oven would do well too. Add thyme, olive & ground garlic, so they make up a sauce. When the fragrance of the garlic becomes noticeable, fetch 1 – 2 teaspoons out of the sauce.
- Put in your pepper, salt, potatoes, carrots & medium size onions to taste. Toss so that your vegetables are thoroughly coated before proceeding to stir for 2–3 minutes.
- Leave the skillet to be well heated until it simmers, and then rub the body of your Cornish game hens with pepper & salt before placing carefully on the vegetables already cooked.
- Put the skillet in the oven & leave for 75 minutes or until the thigh is roasted by 164° F.
- If the hens don’t look brown enough, put on your broiler for about 3 minutes before putting off the oven. On the other hand, if the hens are becoming too brown, cover them with a loose foil sheet.
If you enjoy this recipe and love to try out with another bird, you can, as this recipe works perfectly for dove, quail, pheasant & regular chicken.
As a smart prepper, you should have a rotational supply of foods. You do not have to eat beef throughout a lifetime. Plus, there’s always the need to know how to cook every food because we can’t tell what to come across when SHTF. Fortunately, whipping up a tasty Cornish game hen recipe is incredibly easy with this guide. Try it out and tell us how it turns out.