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Libby's Rock Cornish Game Hens Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Claire Huschle
Added: Saturday, November 17, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 medium sized game hens
10 oz. currant jelly (or 1 cup)
1 cup port wine (but I'm usually generous!)
dash nutmeg
dash cinnamon
pepper to taste
several cups wild rice to stuff game hens, with a little left over.
Several tablespoons melted butter for basting.

Directions:
Directions:
FOR GAME HENS
Preheat oven to 325. Stuff game hens with cooked wild rice. Cook for about 1 hour, until golden, basting several times with melted butter. After 30 or 45 minutes, baste with currant-port wine glaze, too.

FOR GLAZE:
Put currant jelly in sauce pan, and cook at low heat until liquefied. Add port wine, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pepper and reduce to a slightly viscous glaze. Making too much is fine--you can use it on the rice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2-4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is one of my favorite family recipes. Libby always used Uncle Ben's Wild Rice, and it really is best. Currant jelly can be hard to find--cranberry jam will work in a pinch, but add a little brown sugar to sweeten.

 

 

 

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