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    Pistachio Crusted Cornish Game Hens

    Pistachio Crusted Cornish Game Hens. Photo by Heirloom

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    1 hrs 15 mins

    5 mins

    1 hrs 10 mins

    Heirloom's Note:

    A plump juicy game hen crusted with pistachios and parmesan cheese. I like to stuff mine with Stovetop sourdough bread stuffing as well. I've noticed that when stuffed, the birds stay much more moist.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      In a food processor crush pistachios until crumb-like.
    3. 3
      Mix grated parmesan cheese and pistachios in a small bowl.
    4. 4
      In an 8 x 8 casserole dish baste the game hen with the melted butter.
    5. 5
      Pat the pistachio mixture onto the bird, covering entirely.
    6. 6
      Bake at 350°F for 1 hr 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Internal temperature of bird should be 175-180°F.

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    • on April 30, 2008


      I used a trick I learned for making butter & spices, etc. stick to poultry, simply melt the butter & stir it up with the nuts & cheese to make a sticky paste. It will stick much better, when using spices I put the butter mixture in the fridge for a bit to give it a more workable texture, it stays on the bird and imparts a lovely no-baste flavor! I also took Heirloom's advice & stuffed the birds w/stovetop that I made with organic, free range chicken broth in place of water. Since my honey won't be home for a couple hours I set the oven to 255 to slow roast my little birdies... You have simply got to try this! The flavor is DEVINE! Extremely moist with the crust of cheese & nuts, the stuffing had a lovely flavor as well... A keeper!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pistachio Crusted Cornish Game Hens

    Serving Size: 1 (159 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 357.4
    Calories from Fat 201
    Total Fat 22.4 g
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    Cholesterol 135.0 mg
    Sodium 313.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 33.0 g

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