Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Dinner with Cornish Game Hens

Well, Easter just came and went. For the special day, here's a nice poultry recipe to try.

This is an Oven Roasted Cornish Game Hen stuffed with a special stuffing made up of apples, raisins, baby bello mushrooms, celery, carrots, sage, cinnamon, shallots and garlic. Also added a touch of white port or red wine for some extra zip. Of course, add some bread crumbs (I use whole wheat bread plus some Ritz crackers) to soak up the liquid and bind the ingredients together. Game birds are usually stuffed with a collection of fruits like berries. Despite its name, the Cornish game hen is actually not a game bird but a chicken slaughtered at a young age. For this particular application, I am using apples and raisins as the fruits. It all depends on your own preference. Also, instead of using bread crumbs, you can also use wild rice, which is equally delicious.

For the sauce, I made the classic Saltimbocca application. It consists of cream, fresh sage, Madeira wine, shallots, garlic and salt and pepper to taste. This particular sauce complements chicken, steak and veal dishes very well.


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The American Homemaker said...

I did Cornish game hens for Easter too :)

kokying said...

Unbelievable!!You have talent. Can't wait to try out your receipes. Keep up the yummy ideas.