Cooking Cornish hens has been on my list for a while now, but I always hesitated at the last second for some reason or another. And I really don't know why, because you can find them in any grocery store and they're quite inexpensive. So I didn't really have a reason. Anyway, last week I finally picked up some from the store and I made them for our Sunday dinner. This is an easy recipe, but you need to remember to defrost the hens a day in advance as they need to marinate for a while. Enjoy!
-3 rock Cornish hens, split in half
-1/3 cup soy sauce
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
-3 cloves garlic, peeled
-2 Tbs toasted sesame seeds
-2 tsp ground ginger
-1 Tbs brown sugar
-3 Tbs lime juice
Poke the hen halves with the fork. Place them in a resealable plastic bag.
Mix the remaining ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Pour over hens, seal the bag and refrigerate for 6-24 hours, turning occasionally.
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Place the hen halves into baking dish. Pour marinade on top. Roast in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until beautifully browned, basting with the marinade occasionally.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!