Sausage- Stuffed Cornish Hens: A simple, company worthy poultry dish!
Sausage-Stuffed Cornish Hens
Bill’s mom and brother were coming to town for a visit. I got the call to jury duty one week after Bill’s surgery, so we needed reinforcements. When I spotted this recipe for Sausage-Stuffed Cornish Hens for an upcoming French Fridays with Dorie, I knew it would an ideal company entree.
An Easy Cornish Hen Recipe
One of Bill’s generous patients keeps us well supplied with homemade mild Italian sausage, so my shopping list for this entree was brief. I picked up the hens, defrosted the sausage and got to work.
Finely chopped shallots and garlic were sauteed in a mixture of butter and olive oil, then the sausage was added and browned. Bread cubes, egg, parsley, salt and pepper completed the stuffing mixture, and was loosely packed in the birds’ cavities.
A little oil and butter was painted on their skin with a sprinkling of salt of pepper before a 40+ minute stint in a 400º oven. Such an easy Cornish hen recipe!
Rave Reviews for these Stuffed Cornish Hens!
We all loved these tender birds and their stuffing. Followed by slices of the three layered Mocha Brownie Cake which will be featured on my next Tuesdays with Dorie post, we all were pleasantly sated. A fine meal indeed. Thanks, Dorie!
The details of this recipe can be found on page 226 of Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.