Monday, February 9, 2015

#TripleSBites Red Wine & Spiced Fig Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Welcome to the last day of #TripleSBites!

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I am ending Triple S Bites with a cornish game hen recipe using ingredients from two of our sponsors- Not Ketchup and Garden GourmetGourmet Garden was kind enough to send participants 17 different herb products (stir-in pastes and lightly dried) for this challenge. I opted to use the lightly dried herbs in my glaze and it was delicious!  Not Ketchup was another great sponsor and set participants a bottle of their flavor of choice. Not Ketchup is a fruit ketchup that uses savory flavors to create amazing dipping sauces for all types of entrees and side dishes. I opted to get a bottle of Spiced Fig and the flavor was rich, zesty and a tad sweet- perfect for a my glaze. 

Cornish game hens were something that my Dad always made for dinner. He always roasted them simple with a wild rice stuffing. I opted to keep the traditional rice stuffing and make a delicious and savory glaze. I planned to use Not Ketchup in Spiced Fig and thought the flavors of balsamic, red wine and brown sugar would work perfectly. I loved the way the glaze caramelized and created a delicious crust around the hens. Pulling these from the oven is always impressive for guests (or your family), and wrapped in a rich glaze or crisped skin makes it even better! 

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Ingredients

1/2 cup Not Ketchup Spiced Fig
1 Tbl Dijon mustard
1 Tbl balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup red wine
1 Tbl brown sugar
1 tsp garlic gourmet Garden
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Lighty Dried Parsely or 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Cornish Game Hens
1 1/2 cup cooked wild rice (I use Uncle Ben's Original Blend)
Salt and Pepper


Instructions

In a sauce pan, mix together Not Ketchup, mustard, balsamic, wine, sugar, parsley, pinch of salt and pinch of pepper. Bring to a simmer of medium heat and then reduce to low and allow the glaze to reduce by half. Make sure to stir frequently to prevent the sauce from burning. Remove from heat and allow the glaze to cool slightly.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Pat the hens dry and stuff with wild rice. Season with salt and pepper and liberally brush with the glaze. Place in a roasting pan and roast for about 60 minutes or until the temperature reaches 165 degrees. When the hens are in the last 15 minutes of roasting, generously brush the hens with the glaze. Return to over and allow the hens to finish roasting and glaze to set. 

Remove from the over and allow the hens to rest 5-10 minutes before carving and serving. 



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6 comments:

  1. Oh these are SO pretty! What a perfect idea for a romantic meal with your Valentine. :)

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  2. LOVE Cornish game hens...I always forget how cute they are. And, I'm sure, yours are tasty, Ashley. Thanks for cooking along with #TripleSBites.

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  3. What a great use of the Not Ketchup. These look fantastic!

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  4. I have never made Cornish game hen. Those look yummy!

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  5. What a beautiful glaze on those hens. YUM!!

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  6. Oh wow, definitely pinning this beauty for later. I love all the flavors you combined, and the skin on cornish game hen looks crisp and delicious. Gorgeous, Hugs, Terra

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