Tarragon Baked Cornish Game Hens
|Cornish game hens||3 , cut in half lengthwise|
|For basting sauce|
|Lemon juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Fresh tarragon/1 1/2 teaspoon dried||1 Tablespoon, chopped|
|White wine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|White button mushrooms||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Garlic powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Brown rice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Grapes||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Fresh parsley||1 Tablespoon|
1 In a bowl, add all the basting sauce ingredients and mix well.
2 Lightly rub garlic powder on each half of game hen on both sides.
3 Place on a baking rack in a shallow pan bone side down.
4 Place in a preheated 375 degrees farenheit oven.
5 Bake for 20 minutes and drizzle sauce over them.
6 Baste hens every 10 minutes with sauce from bottom of the pan until cooked.
7 Total baking time is about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on size of the hens.
8 Put a cup of whole mushrooms in the sauce in the bottom of baking pan, during the last 20 minutes
9 On a bed of cooked brown rice serve the hens
10 Garnish with mushrooms, grapes, and sprigs of fresh parsley.