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Cornish Hens Flambe

  Onion 1 Large, minced
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs), sliced
  Diced cooked ham 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooked wild rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Brandy 4 Tablespoon
  Dried marjoram 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried whole thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cornish hens 9 Ounce (6 Hens, 1 To 1 1/2 Pound Each)
  Salt To Taste
  Coarsely ground black pepper To Taste
  Dry sherry 4 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1) Preheat oven to 350°.
2) In a skillet, add onions to sauté in butter.
3) Add mushrooms and ham to cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms become tender.
4) In a bowl, combine mushroom mixture, rice, 2 to 4 tablespoons brandy, marjoram and thyme. Mix well and set aside.
5) Prepare the hens by removing the giblets and rinsing with cold water. Pat dry with paper towel.
6) Season the hens with salt and pepper.
7) Loosely fill the cavities of hens with the rice mixture.
8) Secure the cavity ends with toothpick and truss carefully.

9) Use a 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan to place the hens in breast side up position.
10) Place the pan inside oven and bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size.

11) On a serving platter place the hens.
12) In a bowl, add sherry and chicken broth to baste the hens.
13) In a small saucepan, pour 1/4 cup brandy to heat up over medium heat.
14) With a long match stick ignite the brandy and quickly pour over the hens.

15) Serve immediately, as soon as the flames go off.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 394 Calories from Fat 137

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.5%

Saturated Fat 6.7 g33.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 92.3 mg30.8%

Sodium 381.4 mg15.9%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g17.8%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 19 g38.7%

Vitamin A 5.9% Vitamin C 12.4%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 10.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cornish Hens Flambe Recipe