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Autumn Fruit Cornish Hens

Type: Poultry
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

8   Cornish game hens - (each about 1 lb)
12   Garlic cloves - peeled (large)
  Finely minced
4 tablespoons 60mlOregano - dried
  Salt - (to taste)
  Pepper - (to taste)
1 cup 237mlRed wine vinegar
1/2 cup 118mlOlive oil
1 cup 237mlPrunes - pitted
1 cup 237mlApricots - dried
1 cup 237mlGreen olives - pitted
1/2 cup 118mlCapers - (plus a bit, of the juice)
8   Bay leaves
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozBrown sugar
1 cup 237mlWhite wine - dry
4 tablespoons 60mlItalian parsley - (chopped)

Recipe Instructions

Clean hens well under cold water. Pat dry. In a large bowl, combine hens, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, vinegar, oil, prunes, apricots, olives, capers (with juice) and bay leaves. Cover and refrigerate overnight to marinate.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange game hens in 1 or 2 shallow roasting pans. Spoon all the marinade over the hens. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and pour wine around them. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, basting frequently, until golden.

Juice should look clear when thigh is pricked with a fork. Transfer hens, fruit, olives and capers to a serving platter. Moisten with pan juices and sprinkle with parsley. Pass remaining pan juices in a sauce boat.

Source:
Cole Publishing Group Recipe Collection

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