On the Third Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me.....
Three French Hens
Here we have three baked Cornish Game Hens all dressed up for the Holidays. They are even posing in front of the Eiffel Tower. Game hens are relatively easy to make, are delicious and can give a WOW presentation.
How to Prepare Game Hens
|I buy my game hens frozen. As you can see they each weigh about 16 ounces or one pound. When you are ready to dress and bake them, take them out of the freezer and let them thaw. I usually put mine in the refrigerator to thaw.|
|Remove the plastic from each game hen and rinse each well, inside and out. With paper towels pat the birds dry both inside and out. Try not to leave any residual water from the rinsing. See picture above for dryness.|
|With a pair of kitchen shearers cut the end piece of chicken off. Discard.|
|Tie the birds legs securely together with dental floss or heavy thread. See above picture.|
|Carefully rub softened butter under the skin of the breast and over top of all of the bird. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper & a sprinkling of Herbs d'Provence (which is one of my favorite seasonings.)|
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