Tasty Tarragon Cornish Game Hens

Recipe by Chef Fredo
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 1
YIELD: 1 hen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Make basting sauce by melting butter in small sauce pan and stirring in wine (or broth) and tarrgon.
  • Sprinkle inside of each hen with salt, pepper, tarragon, and garlic.
  • Lightly coat outside of hen with olive (or other) oil.
  • Liberally sprinkle outside of hen with garlic salt.
  • Tie hen legs together if possible (I've also made these without doing this step).
  • Place hens in oven.
  • Let hens cook about 15 minutes before starting to use the basting sauce. After each basting, I will occasionally sprinkle more garlic salt over the hens.
  • Continue to baste hens every 15 minutes or so until done. If hen wings or top start to darken too much, cover those areas with foil.
  • When hens have finished cooking, remove to serving platter.
  • optional - I place the strained drippings in a bowl (skimming off some of the butter) and use this as a 'gravy' for the hens and any suitable rice/potato dish that may accompany them.
  • Use your meat thermometer to determine doneness as it varies according to hen weight.
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