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Tarragon Baked Cornish Game Hens

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

MAKING
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

SERVING
9 On a bed of cooked brown rice serve the hens
10 Garnish with mushrooms, grapes, and sprigs of fresh parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Servings: 
6

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