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roast cornish hens

a recipe by
Marie Lesane
North Carolina, NC

The vegetables stuffed in the cavities of the hens will import flavor to the meat as it cooks.

serves 5
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Roast

Ingredients For roast cornish hens

  • 5
    cornish hens
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    creole seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic pepper seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    accent seasoning
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 5 Tbsp
    margarine or butter

How To Make roast cornish hens

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • 2
    In a small bowl, stir together salt, creole, garlic pepper and accent seasoning.
  • 3
    Season the hens with seasoning mixture. I season the back side first and then the front side.
  • 4
    Pull the skin from the breast and rub seasoning on the breast and add 1/2 tablespoon of margarine or butter.
  • 5
    Loosely stuff the cavities of each hen with 1/2 tablespoon of margarine or butter, some green bell peppers and onions.
  • 6
    Roast the hens in the preheated oven for about a hour or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F.
  • 7
    After 30 minutes of baking, I bast the meat with the juices from the hens. And again in the last 15 minutes. Then I turn the oven up to 450 degrees F.
  • 8
    Remove hens from the oven, loosely tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.

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