Cornish hen food

United States
January 9, 2007 12:14pm CST
Do you like eating cornish hens? How do you enjoy them prepared? I will be rating the best response. Thank you.
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6 responses
• United States
26 Jan 07
This is a favorite of mine. It is a recipe of Paula Deen's. I made it for Christmas dinner one year and it was very well received. 6 (0.75-1 lb) Cornish hens 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, grated 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 2 tablespoons peanut oil 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon orange zest, minced Rinse hens, trim off excess fat, and pat dry; place in bowl. Put garlic and ginger in food processor and process until nearly smooth. In another bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, oil, orange juice, and zest. Add the garlic and ginger. Pour mixture over game hens, coating well. Refrigerate overnight, turning in marinade several times. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place game hens in shallow roasting pan; pour marinade on top. Bake for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes. Remove hens to serving platter. Pour cooking juices into small, heavy saucepan and boil for 4 minutes, or until sauce thickens.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
Can you use any oil besides peanut oil. I am allergic to nuts and peanuts. I would like to cook cornish hens sometime and this sounds good.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
If you cut them up, it will take a shorter time to bake at 350* for 40 minutes. Then just pile up on a platter.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I have used olive oil in this recipe and it still comes out great. Margieanne, thanks for the tip on the shortcut. Always good to shorten the cooking time, saves time and money.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
9 Jan 07
i had cornish hen once, and i thought it was good. it was just basically baked with a little herbs spread on the skin.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
+ rating again so far. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
26 Jan 07
I have not made them in a long time, but I used to bake them with some Lawry's season salt on them and make some veggies and home made mashed potatoes which is easy, just milk salt and butter and a masher :)
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• United States
10 Jan 07
I love them just roasted with garlic salt and lemon pepper seasoning. Roasted until the wings and skin are crispy. Yummy!
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
10 Jan 07
a live cornish hen - another poultry which is good to eat.  Easy to raise with a bit more care than a standard chicken
We used to get these alot and our favorite way to prepare them was... in the large roasting pan lay a bunch of onions cut up and carrots also. Add some potatoes but not alot and lay some fresh herbs on the bed of vegetables. Arrange the cornish hens atop that and tent it with foil. We would serve this with crescent rolls, salad, and big glass of milk. We sure miss these however they are expensive now. Will have to grow these cornish hens soon!
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I used to have them all the time. It has been many years since I have enjoyed them. I remember baking them in the oven mostly. You are making me hungry for some now.