Cornish Game Hens Sherry Flambe

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Alan Leonetti

There are several ways that I cook Rock Cornish Game Hens, and this is one of my favorites. It uses just a few ingredients.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 rock cornish game hens, defrosted if frozen
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 14 cup sherry wine
  • 14 cup brandy
  • salt and pepper


  1. Remove giblets from defrosted birds.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet with heat-proof handle.
  3. Season hens with salt and pepper, then brown lightly all over in the butter, turning frequently. This should take about 20 minutes.
  4. When hens are browned, add sherry to the pan and transfer it to the oven.
  5. Roast birds 45-60 minutes, until they are tender, basting often.
  6. Transfer hens to heated (and heatproof) serving dish. Warm brandy in a small saucepan and ignite it. Pour over the hens and serve flaming.

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