How to Make a Delicious Cornish Hens Dinner : Online Recipe for Cornish Hens
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How To Make a Delicious Cornish Hens Dinner - Recipe
Cornish Hens - How to Make Cornish Hens Dinner
Cornish hens are very enjoyable for a special dinner meal. This simple online recipe for Cornish hens includes the use of chopped roasted peppers and peanuts. These Cornish hens are also garnished with chopped onions.
Have you decided to stay home for Valentine's Day? Here is a recipe for a romantic dinner of Cornish hens at home. There's something about a Cornish hen dinner that's just special. The 2009 Inauguration celebratory lunch for Barack Obama included a menu of duck and pheasant among other food choices. Like duck or pheasant, Cornish hen seems to fit well in the category for a special meal. In contrast to my other hub, Restaurants for Valentine's Day, http://hubpages.com/hub/Restaurants-For-Valentines-Day, you can use this recipe for staying in.
- You can buy a package of two raw Cornish hens for approximately $6, when on sale in your local supermarket.
- You can keep Cornish hens frozen until you are ready to prepare them or you can cook them fresh within a couple of days of purchase.
- When you are ready to prepare the Cornish hens, allow them to thaw adequately if they were frozen.
- You can either allow the Cornish hens to sit on a shelf in the bottom portion of the refrigerator, overnight or you can allow a package of frozen Cornish hens to sit on the kitchen counter for a while until thawed a bit.
- Remove the packaging from the raw Cornish hens and rinse the meat well with water, lemon and vinegar.
- It is likely that there will be a plastic pack of giblets stuffed in each Cornish hen.
- This must be removed and the innards of the Cornish hen must also be rinsed well.
The cost of Cornish hens
At the time of the writing of this hub, when on sale, you can buy a package of two raw Cornish hens for cooking for just approximately $6.
Food plating of Cornish hen
For food presentation, a well seasoned golden brown baked Cornish hen can look lovely on a white plate.
- Next, after the final rinse, allow the Cornish hens to marinate in a bowl with two teaspoons of olive oil and dashes of the following spices: parsley, garlic, paprika, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper.
- Line a large, deep baking pan with foil for easy cleanup and coat the foil with a couple drops of olive oil.
- Chop up a medley of green peppers, red peppers, seeded chile peppers, onions and peanuts and set aside.
A garnish for the Cornish hen
Cornish hen nutrition facts (Source: fatsecret.com)
|Serving size: 1 hen (1-1/4 lb)|
|Calories from Fat||495|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 55 g||85%|
|Saturated fat 15 g||75%|
|Protein 68 g||136%|
|Cholesterol 398 mg||133%|
|Sodium 692 mg||29%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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Cooking the Cornish hens
- In a 400 degree preheated oven or broiler, place the baking pan with the Cornish hens.
- After the first 25 minutes of cooking the Cornish hens, remove the pan from the oven.
- Using tongs, stuff each Cornish hen with some of the peanuts and peppers mix.
- Sprinkle any excess peanuts/peppers on top of each Cornish hen.
- Around the sides of the Cornish hens, place some slices of raw or slightly pre-boiled potatoes.
- Sprinkle the potatoes with a bit of salt and pepper and place the baking pan in the oven for an additional 25 minutes.
- Flip the potato slices midway during heating (after about 10 minutes).
- Remove pan from oven and enjoy your meal of Cornish hens!
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