dish
Apricot Roasted Cornish Hens

4
Serves
221
Calories
16
Nutrients
15
Vitamins

Ingredients

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 ripe apricots , peeled and pitted
2 cloves garlic , sliced
2 teaspoons minced, fresh thyme
1 1/2 stalks celery , roughly chopped into 1" pieces

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Prepare the apricot sauce: Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat to make a syrup. Remove from heat. Let cool.

3. Puree the apricots in a blender with half of the sugar syrup. Adjust the taste by adding a few drops of lemon juice and more sugar syrup until a pleasant balance of sweetness and tartness is reached. Divide the sauce in half and set aside.

4. Rinse the Cornish hens with cold water and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper inside and out.

5. Stuff the insides of the hens with garlic and thyme. Place a few pieces of shallots, carrots and celery in the cavity.

6. Scatter the rest of the shallots, carrots and celery on the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the hens on top of the vegetables.

7. Brush the hens with half of the sauce and roast in the oven until the the hens are golden brown and crisp and the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a sharp knife, about 45 minutes.

8. When the hens are finished, transfer them to a serving platter and let rest for about 5 minutes. Remove the skin from the hens and cut each one in half. Serve with the remaining apricot sauce.

Serving Size: 1/2 cornish hen with 2 tablespoons of sauce

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
221
Protein
25 g
Total Carbohydrate
20 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Insoluble Fiber
1 g
Sugar
16 g
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
109 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
46 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
37 %
Percent Calories from Fat
17 %
Vitamin A
8295 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
9 mg
Vitamin B6
1 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
1 mcg
Vitamin C
9 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
17 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Vitamin K
39 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
42 mg
Iron
2 mg
Phosphorus
220 mg
Potassium
552 mg
Sodium
252 mg
Zinc
2 mg