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Chef Jeff's Signature Cornish Hen Recipe

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4 Whole thawed Cornish Hens-cleaned & washed
2 tbsp of chopped capers with brine
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 large shallots, chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 leek (green part only), cleaned, washed well, (julienne)
1 c. lemon juice
1 cup lime juice
1 cup orange juice
1 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 sprig fresh mint, chopped
1 sprig fresh basil, chopped
1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped
1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
2 c. Sambuca liquor, or Pernot
1 tsp. paprika

Mix all vegetables together along with garlic and shallots and keep in a seperate bowl. Marinate Cornish hens with lemon, lime, orange juice and Sambuca liquor with half the olive oil. Season the Cornish hen liberally with Kosher salt & pepper. Be sure to season inside of cavity. Mix remaining oil and capers with brine in vegetable mixture. Stir vegetable mixture well. Place a bed of half the vegetable mixture on a sheet pan. Lovingly rub the remaining vegetables on and inside the hens. Next rub the chopped fresh herbs on the hens. Mix a little paprika with oil and rub on hens for color and browning. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place hens on vegetable mixture on sheet pan. Cook for 1 hour plus allow extra time for oven temperature variations. Adjust oven heat as needed to not burn the hens. Cook to a temp of 170 F.

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1 1/2 hour




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