|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 81g||104%|
|Saturated Fat 24g||121%|
|Total Carbohydrate 103g||38%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|Total Sugars 8g|
|Vitamin C 32mg||161%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These game hens are stuffed with a savory oyster stuffing. The stuffing is a basic bread dressing with the addition of oysters and their juices. It's very easy to make this the centerpiece of a feast. This pairs perfectly with an ensemble of your favorite roasted vegetables (root vegetables in particular), cranberry sauce, steamed vegetables, hot rolls, etc. This meal would be perfect for a family get together during any occasion, be it the holidays or a reunion.
There are also a few ways you can cook cornish game hens. This recipe in particular bakes the dish, however, you can also braise, grill, slow-cook, or saute them.
4 Rock Cornish game hens
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
36 oysters, drained, cut in halves
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, divided
4 cups store-bought herb-seasoned breadcrumbs
1 cup hot water, or oyster liquid
1 dash salt
1 dash freshly ground black pepper
Steps to Make It
Wash Cornish game hens and pat dry.
In a heavy skillet over medium heat, sauté onions and celery in oil; add drained oysters and cook for about 10 minutes, until edges curl. Add 2 tablespoons butter and combine with seasoned stuffing crumbs.
Add hot oyster liquid or water to the mixture to moisten, until the desired consistency is reached.
Rub Cornish hens inside and outside with remaining butter and season with salt and pepper.
Stuff Cornish game hens with bread crumb mixture, wrap each hen in aluminum foil.
Bake at 400 F for about 1 hour, then fold back the foil and cook until the hen is brown.