Cumin-Coriander Roasted Cornish Game Hens Cook’s Illustrated Recipe

It’s also the kind of meal that makes you look like you spent hours slaving in the kitchen, but really takes less than an hour of hands-on time. I’m sharing the Cornish Game Hen recipe today, and will sharing the Mint and Cous Cous salad along with the charred veggies later this week. Cooking delicious food doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. With quick, easy to follow recipes that anyone can make, we’ve got you covered. Place the trussed Cornish hen in the air fryer basket. If you are cooking more than one, ensure they are not touching.

Flip the chicken over breast side up and set on parchment-lined, rimmed baking half sheet. Using the palm of your hand, push firmly over the breast bone forcing the chicken to lay completely flat. Use your thumbs to separate the skin from the meat over breast, thigh and drumstick areas. Flip the chicken over with the breast side up and place on a parchment-lined, rimmed baking half sheet.

Serve the game hens

Coat all sides of the hens with Texas Black Garlic Wing Sauce or olive oil. With your finger, gently loosen as much of the skin as possible, but be careful not to break it. Rub Chupacabra rub all over the hens, and tuck some under the loosened skin. In a small bowl, add the olive oil , honey, sambal oelek and salt together. Brush the mixture on the skin evenly.

  • One feedback I hear often is how you appreciate my small batch recipes since you often only need 2-4 servings.
  • Just broil them long enough for the hens to become brown and for the skin to crisp.
  • Arrange Cornish hens cut side down in the roasting pan.
  • Tent with foil covering to keep warm, and let rest til serving for at least 5-10 minutes.

Give your Cornish game hens a twist by cooking them with Asian spices and stuffing them with bean thread noodles, pork and vegetables. An unforgettable dish that is sure to please your guests. However, because Cornish game hens are much small than regular chicken you’ll be able to fit anywhere from three to four in the same roasting pan. Fifteen minutes before baking, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bird halves, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.

Baked Cod

Here is a simple yet flavorful recipe perfect for entertaining for an elegant weeknight dinner. The Cornish game hens are seasoned with herbs and roasted on a bed of veggies. Put the chopped vegetables in a large roasting pan, then drizzle with oil. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste then pour in the dry white wine. Set the hens on top of the vegetables.

I’ve got a good heavy amount of coals in a ring around the bottom and loaded the top up well. This might be 45 mins to an hour cooking time ice cream, because we want this to get really tender. So make sure you keep your fire source going in case you need to add more coals while cooking. When you’re starting, make sure the hens are thawed out all the way.