Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens

Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens

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Stephanie Lewis 0

"Cornish game hens stuffed with leeks and fresh lemons and baked to a golden finish. This is a delicious and simple recipe for Cornish hens. Serve with couscous and broccoli, if desired."

Ingredients 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 716 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 716 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 47.5 g
  • 73%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 59.1 g
  • 118%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 339 mg
  • 113%
  • Sodium:
  • 216 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place hens in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Stuff each hen with 1 lemon half and 1/4 of the sliced leeks, then sprinkle with seasoning.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F 9175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until hens are cooked through and juices run clear. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove lemon and leeks.
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The Apprentice
1/8/2006

My boyfriend, who is a picky eater, liked this recipe as did I! I stuffed the cavity with the lemon and leeks per the recipe but I also threw in some minced garlic and poultry seasoning. I also used the poulty seasoning on the outside of the and added some olive oil. Halfway through cooking, I milted a teaspoon of butter and gently brushed the top of the cornish hens. I cooked untill the internal temperature reached 180 degrees. The meat was tender and juicy...not to mention elegant. I served with Saffron Rice and Broccoli.

DOCTOR KITTEN
10/8/2003

This was a great basic recipe! To suit my owns tastes, I substituted fines herbes for the poultry seasoning, and added a dash of olive oil and some minced garlic. Also, rubbing the birds with the herbs enhances the flavor. And brushing the birds with butter during the roasting results in lovely golden skins. And if you're feeding any vegetarians, usig the marinade to broil portabellas results in a delicious entree my boyfriend raved over.

moonlight sonata
8/31/2003

This was a great recipe! I followed it exactly, and my mother and I both thought that the hens were delicious. Pretty easy, considering that I'm not the most advanced cook. Thanks!