Today’s recipe is very simple! I got this recipe from my Mother. I believe she said this is something that my father used to make. I haven’t made this recipe in years! There are only 4 ingredients and it will only take an hour and a half of your time.
Cornish Game Hens
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Serving Size: 2-4 People
Two Cornish Games Hens (I got the ones with the giblets and necks already removed)
3 heaping tablespoons of butter or margarine(whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup Soy Sauce (I use a Korean brand that has a stronger flavor)
1 cup Maple Syrup (any brand)
Before you begin, make sure you follow the directions for thoroughly defrosting your Hens. Begin by preheating oven at 350 degrees. Then combine butter, syrup, and soy sauce in a small pan. The recipe originally calls for equal amounts of the butter, soy sauce and syrup. Because, I am using Korean soy sauce I only used 1/2 cup. The Korean soy sauce has a stronger flavor then most regular soy sauces you would find. You can adjust the flavors. Make sure that the flavor is balanced. You should not have anything that stands out more than the other. Heat stove on medium low heat. Keep stirring mixture until butter is melted and everything is well incorporated.
Next, place Hens in a shallow baking dish.
Pour mixture over hens. You can also baste them a bit before you stick them in the oven. Place in oven, and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Baste Hens every 15 minutes. Hens should have a nice brown tone when they are done. You can also use a thermometer to make sure it is fully cooked.
And there you have it! Once I take the Hens out of the oven I like to drizzle a little more of the sauce mixture over them. This is a very simple and very tasty meal. You can pair this with some roasted or mashed potatoes and a side of veggies. Hope you enjoy!