Cornish hens are almost always roasted and served whole. Each Cornish game hen will provide a single, hearty serving.
Partially deboned game hens are particularly well suited to stuffing. As always when stuffing poultry, use a probe thermometer to check the center of the stuffing’s temperature after cooking to ensure that it has reached a safe 165 degrees.
Cornish rock hens pair well with most ingredients commonly used with chicken. In particular, chefs favor savory spices somewhat similar to those paired with squab, such as cumin, turmeric, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, paprika and green cardamom.
Without the breast bones or spine, semi-boneless Cornish hens are particularly easy to split down the middle. Doing so will dramatically reduce their cooking time.
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