Cornish Hens With Fresh Figs

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a heavy ovenproof skillet or Dutch oven, combine the onions with 3 tablespoons of the honey, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions turn a deep caramel color, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, wash and dry the hens.
  • In a small bowl, mix the oil with the saffron, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Coat the hens inside and out with the mixture and set them on top of the onions.
  • Still over medium heat, cover, and cook until the hens are tender and the juices run clear, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Remove the hens from the pan and cut them in half, if desired.
  • Return to the pan and surround with the figs.
  • Drizzle the dish with the remaining 3 tablespoons honey.
  • Broil, watching carefully, until the breasts turn brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and serve.
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