Blasted Cornish Hen and Potatoes

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 Cornish Hen (about 1 pound)
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 4 small red potatoes, halved
  • 4 large shallots, peeled
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or dry white Vermouth
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Season the hen inside and out with salt and pepper and stuff with lemon wedge. Arrange in small roasting pan (don't truss!). In a bowl, toss the potatoes, shallots and garlic with the oil. Add the potatoes to the pan and roast the hen for 8 minutes. Add the shallots and garlic and roast for 7 minutes more or until the hen is cooked through. Transfer the hen, potatoes and shallots to a platter to rest and put the roasting pan on top of the stove. Add the rosemary and cook over low heat for 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with the wine. Add the chicken stock and simmer until reduced by half. Whisk in the butter and transfer mixture to a blender and blend (the garlic will thicken the sauce). Add any juices that have accumulated on hen platter. Pour sauce over hen and serve with the vegetables.


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