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.
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18 g27.5%
Saturated Fat 4.9 g24.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 120.7 mg40.2%
Sodium 79.4 mg3.3%
Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.4%
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.8%
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 24 g48.4%
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 14.5%
Calcium 6% Iron 15%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet