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Baked Cornish game hens

by Christina Julia

Baked Cornish game hens

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 150g/5oz butter, melted
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 1⁄2 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 225g/8oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 6 Cornish game hens
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas mark 3.
  • Put 100g/4oz of the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion, celery,
    green pepper, mushrooms, garlic, basil and parsley. Gently sweat until
    the vegetables are tender but not browned.
  • Rinse the hens well and pat dry with kitchen paper. Season inside and
    out with salt and pepper. Stuff each of them with equal amounts of the
    vegetable mixture, and put them in a baking dish, breast side up.
  • Drizzle with the remaining butter, cover and roast in the oven for
    11⁄2 hours. Remove from the oven and rest, covered with foil, for a few
    minutes, then serve hot.

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