Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
I found this recipe in Homecooking.com when someone was asking for Crab stuffed cornish hens. This looked so good, I thought I would post it.
- 4 rock cornish game hens
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- garlic powder, to taste
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1⁄8 cup parsley, chopped
- 1⁄4 green onion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup celery, chopped
- 8 ounces lump crabmeat or 8 ounces imitation crabmeat
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup fine dry breadcrumb
- 1⁄3 cup half-and-half
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Wash hens inside and out with cold water.
- Pat dry with paper towels.
- Rub oil lightly over hens.
- Season inside and out with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
- Melt butter in large pan.
- Saute garlic, parsley, green onion and celery till soft.
- Add crab meat, salt and pepper.
- Stir gently.
- Don't break up crab too much.
- Turn heat down to simmer.
- Add bread crumbs and half and half a little at a time so mixture is not too dry.
- Remove from heat.
- Divide stuffing between hens and stuff into cavities.
- Tie legs together and place on rack in roasting pan.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Internal temp should read 180 degrees.
Overall a good recipe. I want more flavor in the stuffing as well as in the meat (the seasonings are on the skin).
Not bad. I think using the Stove Top stuffing mix would add more flavor. I agree, the use of Old Bay would give it more of a classic flavor. My biggest problem was baking at 350F for one hour wasn't nearly enough. My oven temp is accurate, but it took 2 hours at 375F.
Excellent Recipe!!! I only made two hens,adjusted everything to half of the actual recipe and loved them,very tender and juicy,I used claw crab meat and seasoned bread crumbs and a bit of old bay,because I live in Maryland and its a classic familiar flavor for the crab and it was great;Thanks for the post,will definitely make this many more times.