Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Vinegar

right now i'm sitting in panera using their free wifi and blogging. it is my new favourite place to go in the morinings. they have these wonderful spinach and artichoke souffles. anyway last night i made the cornish hens. i though they were only okay, but the rest of the family liked them. they are very hard to make at all. the hardest part is remebering to marinate them. i didn't quite get in the full 24 hours of marinating that the recipe calls for, i think i only managed about 7 hours. i just served the hens with some roasted broccoli and a box of wild rice. here's the chicken recipe...

...recipe slightly adapted from The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook
4 cornish game hens
2-3 cups white wine vinegar
1/2 cups water
4 green onions, cut in 2-inch lengths

Place the hens in 2 large ziplock bags. Add the vinegar, water, and onions. Seal the bag and marinate for 24 hours in the refrigerator, rotating occationally.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Remove hens from marinade, discarding the marinade and place in a roasting pan. Roast for 1 hour or until the juices run clear.


Anonymous sue passerelli said...

Hi Somer,
The lemon rosemary baked chicken was a success for small group on Thursday. I'm so grateful for a place to find new recipes. Keep them coming!!

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cornish hen receipe looks and sounds great.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somer - i have a great hen receipe that i know you would love - it has an orange sauce baste (marinade?) and they are stuffed with a cornbread stuffing -don't give up on hens until you try this one. i've made them for christmas dinner and they are a hit - very tender and juicy - i'll try to remember to bring the receipe to work and get it to you when i see you next. Charlotte

3:53 PM  
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