You are here

Game Hens with Flaming Cherry Sauce

Chef.Foodie's picture
  Rock cornish game hens 40 Ounce (Two 20 Ounce Each)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Seasoned salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cherry sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange slice 4
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste, seasoned
  Pepper To Taste, seasoned

Thaw hens as directed on package (set giblets aside for other uses); rinse hens and pat dry.
Sprinkle inside cavities with seasoned salt and pepper.
Place hens slightly apart, breast sides up, in a roasting pan.
Combine butter with the 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, ginger, and paprika; brush over hens, using it all.
Bake hens, uncovered, in a 350° oven for about 1 hour or until leg joints move easily; during last half hour, baste birds several times with pan drippings.
Meanwhile, prepare cherry sauce; keep warm over low heat or in a chafing dish.
When hens are roasted, discard excess fat from pan juices and stir juices into cherry sauce.
Arrange hens on serving plates and garnish with orange slices; keep warm.
To flame birds, warm brandy in a small container; ignite (not under an exhaust fan or flammable items) and pour, flaming, into sauce.
While still flaming, spoon sauce over birds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4.1 (13 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1396 Calories from Fat 826

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 92 g141.4%

Saturated Fat 29.8 g149%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 605 mg201.7%

Sodium 945.5 mg39.4%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.64 g2.6%

Sugars 22.8 g

Protein 98 g195.4%

Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 6.4%

Calcium 7% Iron 27%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Game Hens With Flaming Cherry Sauce Recipe