I have always loved Cornish game hens. When I was a kid, I think I loved them because I got my very own chicken! Now I love them not only because I get my own, but also because I love the taste. A little different than chicken, but still chicken-y.
So, I was excited about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Sausage-Stuffed Cornish Hens. These are basic roasted hens with a simple, but tasty, sausage stuffing.
The recipe did not disappoint! The hen was tender and flavorful, and the stuffing delicious. I shared mine with my daughter and she gobbled up her portion! My husband enjoyed the taste, but he does not care for the labor of carving his own little hen. He would much rather have a boneless, skinless chicken breast and just get right to the eating.
While eating dinner, we discussed how these hens are impressive enough for company, but maybe not appropriate to put your guests through such labor. You definitely wouldn’t want to serve these to someone you don’t know very well, unless you know they are adventurous enough to get their hands a little messy.
All-in-all, I was very pleased with the recipe and will certainly make it again, both with and without the stuffing.
You can find the recipe for Sausage-Stuffed Cornish Hens in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.