Wine, Orange and Herbs Cornish Hens (Kosher)

Ingredients

Marinade
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Elephant garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup of dry wine
Herbs
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
4 bay leaves
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram leaves
1/2 teaspoon sugar or Natrazyle Xylitol
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 stick unsalted margarine (so it stays kosher)
Salt to taste

Preparation

1
Quarter the hens and place the pieces in a 9" x 13" baking tin .
2
In a blender combine all the marinade ingredients until thoroughly blended.
3
Pour in over the hens, cover with plastic and marinade in fridge for 24 to 48 hours.
4
After chicken has been marinated, combine the herb ingredients in a blender (or prepare ahead and store in a Ziploc bag) until thoroughly mixed.
5
When done add salt to taste.
6
Preheat oven to 450 F.
7
Take marinated hens out and keep out of refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
8
Put hen pieces in a single layer (with the skin on top) in a roasting pan.
9
Sprinkle herb mixture over the pieces
10
Roast for 10 minutes
11
Reduce heat to 350 F, and continue roasting for 15-20 minutes or until the juices run clear. Don't forget to baste thoroughly at least a couple of times.
12
Remove from oven, you may want to garnish pieces with fresh parsley and serve.

 



About

I look for every possible excuse to use wine or liqueur in my cooking or roasting. When the kids were still home, this was one of their favorite dishes. I always liked Cornish hens, since their small size usually provides about one portion of meat per hen, therefore it's easy to figure out how many to use for a family, or if you are entertaining.

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