|FFWD ~ Sausage-Stuffed Cornish Hens|
According to Wikipedia...in the U.S. a Cornish game hen, also called Cornish hen, Poussin, and Rock Cornish hen is a hybrid chicken sold whole. Despite the name, it is not a game bird, but actually a type of domestic chicken. Although the bird is called a “hen”, it can be either male or female. Things I never knew!!
|The stuffing was quite good!|
One of the things I love about making Cornish hens, besides presentation, is their fast cooking time. Dorie’s recipe called for two game hens, stuffed with a sausage mixture. The sausage is sautéed (casings removed) in a frypan, with some aromatics, an egg, cubed bread, fresh parsley, and if you have the liver, don’t forget to add it to the mix.After rinsing the birds, salt and pepper the insides, then lightly stuff with the sausage mixture. Place them in either the fry pan or another baking pan, brush with melted butter or oil, and bake for about 40 minutes. Dorie calls for making a sauce with some white wine. Before I placed the birds in the oven, I poured the wine into the pan that I was baking them in.
Another French Friday, another winner! We’re on a roll! Bill and I both enjoyed this wonderful, company worthy dish! Easy…yes! Delicious…you bet! Happy Friday everyone!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans’ cookbook “Around My French Table”. You can find a very similar recipe here in the NYTimes! To see how our Doristas did with this recipe, check it out here.
|These were done in 40 minutes….how quick is that?|
|Very delicious…a company worthy meal! Doristas, we’re on a roll!!|