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Rock Cornish Hens With Olives

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Ingredients
  Onion 1 Medium
  Carrot 1
  Green pepper 1 Small
  Stalk celery 1
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Rock cornish hens 2
  Chicken stock 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dry white wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Green olives 24 Small, pitted
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Skin onion and chop.
2) Skin carrot and chop.
3) Deseed green pepper and chop.
4) Trim and chop celery.
5) Truss birds.

MAKING
6) Heat 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet and sauté the vegetables over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7) Place sautéed vegetables on the bottom of a baking dish.
8) In a pan heat remaining butter and baste bird with it.
9) Rub salt and pepper on the bird. Place on the vegetables.
10) Add chicken stock and wine.
11) Roast in oven in 350°F oven for 1 hour.
12) Baste once in every 20 minutes with the broth in the pan.
13) Place hens into serving platter and place in turned-off oven while finishing the sauce.
14) Strain sauce into a saucepan and press vegetables juices into the sauce.
15) Skim off fat.
16) Add little beurre manie, stirring and cooking sauce after each addition till thick.
17) Add olives and heat.

SERVING
18) Serve the sauce in a sauceboat. Place new potatoes cooked in their jackets in salted water and place beside the hen. Serve with peeled steam potatoes season with butter and garnish with parsley and tiny green peas.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy

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