You are here

Cornish Hens Flambe'

Cornish hens flambe, the brandy flambe and the cherry sauce give an amazing taste to the dish and makes it impressive. Serve the Cornish hens flambe immediately to your family and guests for special dinners or just to make dinners special.
  Bulk sausage 1⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Mushrooms 3 Large, thinly sliced
  Cooked wild rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Poultry seasoning To Taste
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon
  Bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Rock cornish hens 6 Pound
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Paprika To Taste
  Burgundy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Black bing cherries 1 Can (10 oz) (No. 2)
  Cornish hen 1

1)In a large skillet, cook sausage and crumble it up with fork. Drain excess fat.
2)Pour 1/4 cup water, onion and mushrooms and simmer until onion is tender.
3)Fold in rice, salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.
4)Add 1 tablespoon brandy and bread crumbs mix nicely.
5)Fill the mixture into the hen and coat it with melted butter.
6)Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
7)Take a baking pan and put the hen.
8)Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
9)Take a chafing dish and put the hen into it.
10)In a saucepan, add 1 cup water, Burgundy, sugar and 1/4 tea- spoon salt and bring to boil.
11)Add cornstarch and cook until sauce thickens a bit. Keep stirring.
12)Add cherries and mix.
13)Pour cherry sauce over hen in chafing dish.
14)Add 1/2 ounce warm brandy on the sauce and then ignite.

15)Serve the Cornish hens flambé immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
110 Minutes

Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4 (18 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 3869 Calories from Fat 2324

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 259 g398.8%

Saturated Fat 89.1 g445.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1696.2 mg565.4%

Sodium 1426.6 mg59.4%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g30.1%

Dietary Fiber 8.7 g34.9%

Sugars 50.5 g

Protein 271 g542.6%

Vitamin A 67.7% Vitamin C 42.1%

Calcium 23.6% Iron 89.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

Chefmichael's picture
This is a great recepie. The wild rice stuffing is superb and serving it with the cherries on top and a small blue flame over the hens is a great way to impress your guests
Cornish Hens Flambe' Recipe