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…
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.
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.