Cornish Hens for the Super Bowl

While I was really, truly looking forward to watching Tom Brady cry, dinner made the entire night okay.  These cornish hens actually turned out pretty well.  Not that I was particularly invested either way…I could care less about the teams involved.  But I decided I wanted to make 2 cornish hens, so I did.  I used this recipe at Epicurious.com, but changed a few things…

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1. It was just my girlfriend and I, so I used 2 hens.
2. Instead of losing a bunch of heat pulling the pan out to baste, I just added more chicken broth periodically.  This also affected the gravy portion, see below.
3. I boiled the juices after taking the meat out while also adding some corn starch…this allowed me to get a little thicker of a gravy.  Next time I’m going to use more corn starch.

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Will definitely be cooking this again.  The slight lemon along with the rosemary and garlic really made this a wonderful meal.  And it wasn’t terribly hard to cook, either.