Cornish Game Hens with Grape Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Rinse the hens& pat dry inside& outside with paper towel.
  • Place hens on a rack in a roasting pan.
  • Season hens equally with salt, pepper, garlic, tarragon, rosemary, sage, thyme& paprika.
  • Roast in oven until golden brown, or until juice runs clear& not red when hens are punctured between the thigh& breast.
  • While the birds are in the oven, using a double boiler, melt the butter& stir in the flour.
  • Once blended, add the chicken stock or broth& allow the mixture to thicken, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the grape jelly, grape juice, sugar& the dissolved cornstarch.
  • Continue to cook& stir until thickened again.
  • To serve, pour some of the sauce onto the 2 plates.
  • Place the hens on top of the sauce& then pour the rest of the sauce over the hens.
  • Garnish the plates with a few small clusters of grapes& a few sprigs of herbs if desired.
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