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Stuffed Whole Cornish Hens

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Stuffed Whole Cornish Hens are prepared with thawed Rock Cornish hens, mushrooms, chicken livers and dry sherry and paprika adding to the flavor. With our Stuffed Whole Cornish Hens recipe, you're sure to have not only a wonderful tasting meal, but also receive many favorable comments as well. Check out our easy instructions and enjoy the dish!
Ingredients
  Rock cornish hens 6 Pound (Fresh/Frozen, Thawed)
  Butter/Margarine 6 Tablespoon
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, sliced
  Celery stalks 2 , diced
  Onion 1 Small, diced
  Chicken livers 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 1 inch pieces
  White bread cubes 3 Cup (48 tbs) (From 6 Slices)
  Dry sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Paprika To Taste
  Gingered peaches 3
  Watercress sprigs 1 (For Garnish)
Directions

1. Remove livers from Rock Cornish hens; set aside; refrigerate gizzards, hearts, and necks to use in soup another day. Rinse hens with running cold water; pat dry with paper towels; refrigerate.
2. Prepare stuffing: In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in hot butter or margarine, cook mushrooms, celery, and onion, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Push vegetables to one side of pan; add chicken livers and Rock Cornish hen livers; cook just until livers lose their pink color. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in bread cubes, sherry, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
3. Lightly spoon some stuffing into body cavity of each hen. Fold neck skin to back; lift wings toward neck, then fold them under back. With string, tie legs and tail of each hen together. Place hens, breast side up, on rack in open roasting pan.
4. Brush hens with salad oil; lightly sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roast hens in 350°F. oven about 1 1/4 hours, brushing occasionally with drippings in pan. Hens are done when legs can be moved up and down easily, or when fork is inserted between leg and body cavity and juices that escape are not pink.
5. When hens are done, discard strings. Place hens on warm large platter; keep warm. Prepare Gingered Peaches.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Poultry

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