Cherry Street Cornish Hens

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 9:57 am
By: News On 6

Thursday, January 01, 2004
2 servings
1 tablespoon butter
1 large shallot, peeled and minced (1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
1/2 cup port wine
1/2 cup dried cherries
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
2 Rock Cornish Hens
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season hens inside and out with salt & pepper. Place in pan on a rack. Bake for one hour until juices run clear or the temperature in the thigh reaches 180 degrees.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by melting butter in a small pan. Add shallot and saute over medium heat for 5 minutes until tender. Stir in flour, until blended. Add chicken broth and cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened (about 3 minutes)

Stir in rosemary, wine and dried cherries and simmer for 5 minutes. Add vinegar and simmer for 1 minute. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Using 2 dinner plates, place a hen on each one and top with some of the sauce. Could serve with rice and your favorite vegetable.
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