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Roast Cornish Hens

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Ingredients
  Cornish hens 2 1⁄2 Pound (2 Hens, 1 1/4 Pound Each)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 Stick)
  Dry white wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dried tarragon leaves 4
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled
  Garlic salt To Taste
  All-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Wild and white rice pilaf 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Thoroughly wash hens under cold running water; drain.
2 Dry well with paper towels.

MAKING
3 For the basting sauce: In a saucepan, melt butter; stir in 1/4 cup wine and 1 teaspoon tarragon.
4 Sprinkle inside of each hen with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 1 tablespoon tarragon.
5 Inside each hen, place one garlic clove.
6 Sprinkle outside of each hen liberally with garlic salt. Refrigerate.
7 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, about 1 hour before serving.
8 In a shallow roasting pan, place hens without a rack.
9 Roast, basting often with sauce,for 1 hour, or until hens are browned and tender.
10 Transfer hens to a platter; keep warm.
11 For the gravy: In a bowl, dissolve flour in remaining wine and stir into the drippings in pan with 1/2 cup water.
12 Bring to a boil, stirring until thickened.

SERVING
13 In the center of the platter, turn Wild-and-White-Rice Pilaf; arrange hens on top.
14 Serve with gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Poultry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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