Roasted Sage Rubbed Cornish Game Hens Recipe

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Submitted by mrsdustbagc

Makes 8 servings



Tasty way to prepare Game Hens. Uses two 1 1/2 pound game hens.

Recipe Ingredients for Roasted Sage Rubbed Cornish Game Hens

3 tbsp. Smart Balance Spread
2 tsp. sage, dried, crumbled
1 tsp. lemon zest, grated
1/2 tsp. salt
3 pounds Cornish hens, rinsed and patted dry

Recipe Directions for Roasted Sage Rubbed Cornish Game Hens

  1. Soften 2 tablespoons of the Smart Balance Spread slightly, put in small bowl with sage, the zest and salt. Loosen the skin covering the breast meat on each hen by slipping your fingers under the skin and sliding them between the skin and the meat. Divide the Smart Balance mixture between the hens, inserting it under the skin of each hen and smoothing it evenly by rubbing the outside of the skin, and season the birds with salt and pepper. Tie each hen's legs together with kitchen string.

  2. In a large oven proof heavy skillet, heat the remaining Smart Balance over medium-high heat until well melted. Saute the hens, breast sides up, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the underside is golden brown; roast them in a preheated 450 degree oven, basting them often with the pan juices every ten minutes, for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the fleshy part of the thigh register s 180 degrees. Let stand for 5 minutes, discard the string.

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First Course

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 176.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
245
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.5g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
180mg
60%
Sodium
286mg
12%
Potassium
428mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
0.2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Protein
39.7g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No sugar
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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