Contest-Winning Orange-Glazed Cornish Hens
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
Huh. I made these last night before I saw this recipe. Funny, but my recipe (which I thought I was so clever in creating) is very close to this one. I didn't melt the butter, though. I mashed up room-softened butter with orange juice, sherry, a teeny bit of tarragon, and salt & pepper, then spread the paste over the birds. I then sprinkled a bit of brown sugar over them (for browning and carmelization) before putting them in the oven. They were delicious. But I will try this recipe next time, to the letter, to see which my family prefers.
It was good, We ate 1/2 hen (like said above) and we were full, We ate with baked potato, green beans and whole grain roll...
The serving size indicates 'half' yet 4 hens serve 4 people. Can I presume that 682 calories is a whole hen each?
These are just incredible! The pan drippings make a nice dipping sauce for fries!