Garlic & Rosemary Cornish Game Hens

Recipe by Rise3834
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Heat oven to 450.
  • Rinse and pat dry game hens.
  • Season cavities lightly with salt& pepper.
  • Cut lemon into 4 wedges.
  • Place 1 wedge inside each hen along with 1 sprig of the rosemary and 1 clove peeled garlic Rub outside of hens with 1 tbl of oil.
  • Season outside of hen lightly with salt& pepper.
  • Place hens in pan placing peeled garlic around all.
  • Roast hens for appx 25 minutes at 450.
  • Reduce temp to 350 and pour wine, broth and remaining oil over hens.
  • Continue to cook for about 25 minutes (or until juice from thickest part runs clear) Be sure to baste about every 10 minutes in this final cooking time.
  • Remove hens from pan and pour remaining juices as well as any juices from the cavities into medium saucepan Boil juices about 6 to 8 minutes (or until desired consistency).
  • Arrange hens on plates and spoon sauce and garlic over and around each, add additional rosemary as a garnish if you like.
  • The 4-8 servings is that you can cut the hens in half to double the servings.
  • This goes very well with a light salad and rice pilaf (and of course a glass of wine).