Honey-Roasted Cornish Hens
with Dried Cherry Stuffing
2 (1-pound) Cornish hens
2 teaspoon butter
2 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon honey mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Dried Cherry Stuffing
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium shallot, minced
1 celery stalk, trimmed and chopped
1 packed cup firm bread cubes
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup chicken broth
Cornish Hens: Prepare stuffing for Cornish hens. Spoon stuffing into cavities of each
hen, filling completely, but not packing the stuffing in. Place hens on rack
of shallow roasting pan. Spread 1 teaspoon butter over each hen and season to
taste with salt and pepper.
Roast in 325 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.
Combine orange juice, honey mustard, honey, vegetable oil, curry powder
and ginger in a cup. Baste the hens generously with orange juice mixture after
30 minutes of roasting. Hens should roast a total of 1 hour or until done.
Remove hens from oven. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Dried Cherry Stuffing: Melt butter in small skillet. Add shallot and celery
and sauté 5 minutes. Add bread cubes and toss to coat with butter. Add dried
cherries and chicken broth and toss to moisten mixture.
Yield: 2 servings
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