Roast Cornish Game Hens With Spicy Fruit Salsa

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed green beans make colorful companions. Key lime pie is a refreshing way to wrap up. Taken from Top 20 quick and easy from 2000. I added the brining step to suit my tastes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix kosher salt with 2 cups water to make brine.
  2. Split hens, remove backbone, and soak in brine for 2 hours or as long as possible.
  3. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  4. Rinse hens well with cold water.
  5. Mix first salsa, thyme and pepper sauce ingredients in medium bowl.
  6. Transfer 3 tablespoons salsa mixture to small bowl and stir in oil and allspice.
  7. Place hen halves on rack set on baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; brush with oil mixture.
  9. Roast until juices run clear when thigh is pierced, about 25-30 minutes.
  10. Transfer hen halves to plates.
  11. Spoon remaining salsa mixture on top.

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