Cornish Game Hens Under a Brick

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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 1-2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Garlic Oil: Gently heat garlic and oil in a small saucepan for 5 minutes, until bubbles form on top; turn heat off and add bay leaves and peppercorns.
  • Steep and cool; can be kept, refrigerated, for 2 weeks.
  • Cornish Hen: Cut the hen along its backbone with kitchen shears; butterfly with hands; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • In a nonstick skillet large enough to hold the flattened hen, heat the oil over medium heat; add the hen, skin side down and weight down evenly with an aluminum foil-wrapped brick.
  • Cook, turning every 2-3 minutes until golden brown and cooked through; remove hen to serving plate (s).
  • Pour the wine into the skillet, add the thyme and reduce over high heat, scraping up browned bits, until thickened; pour over hen and serve immediately, drizzling with Garlic Oil if desired.
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