Cornish hen

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category: [poultry]


2 cornish hens
2 strips turkey bacon
extra virgin olive oil
fresh sage, rosemary
6 cloves garlic
salt, pepper
1 lemon
white wine


~ 1/2 cup skim milk
1 Tbsp flour
juice from cornish hen
white whine
lemon juice
pepper, salt


salt, pepper
poultry seasonings
olive oil

Preheat oven to 450.

Stuff into the cavity of each bird: 2 cloves garlic, sage leaves, rosemary, 1/4 lemon and 1 strip of bacon. Also add salt and pepper. Stuff underneath the skin of the birds: rosemary, sage. minced garlic. Cover the birds with olive oil. Rub salt, rosemary into skin. Sprinklewith salt and pepper. Squeeze remaining 1/2 lemon over birds. Bake in oven uncovered until brown. Continue to baste. After ~ 15 min, pour white wine over birds.

Potatoes: Cut into ~1'' cubes. Coat in olive oil. Add sage, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bake with birds. Tuning oven to 'broil' helps browning.

Gravy: Do this when birds are almost done. Shake ~1/2 cup skim milk with 1 heaping Tbsp flour. Pour into small pot. Add salt and pepper and bring to a boil. With baster, remove juices from hens' roasting pan. Add to gravy mixture. Add sage, rosemary, white wine, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil again while stirring.