Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 Cornish game hens - deboned

  2. 2 tablespoons 30ml Olive oil

  3. Salt and pepper to taste

  4. 1 teaspoon 5ml Allspice

  5. 1 Lemon

  6. 1 teaspoon 5ml Black caraway seeds

  7. 2 Fuji apples - cored and sliced

  8. 1 cup 237ml White wine

  9. 1 tablespoon 15ml Honey

  10. 1 Cinnamon stick

  11. 1 teaspoon 5ml Tarragon - chopped

  12. 1 tablespoon 15ml Lemon zest

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.

  2. Remove breast and leg from hens and debone the thigh. Season with allspice, black caraway seeds, olive oil, salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon juice over the meat. Pan sear hens, skin-side down, on high heat for one minute. Turn and do the same to the other side. Remove breast and cook leg and thigh for an additional minute.

  3. Place hens in baking pan and bake for approximately six to eight minutes. Add sliced apples to same pan with one tablespoon butter and heat through. Add cinnamon, wine, honey, tarragon and lemon zest, then simmer for two minutes or until reduced by half.

  4. Place apples on plate with some of the juice from the pan, top with one breast, thigh and leg, then finish with a rosette of Vanilla Date Pure.

  5. Yields 2 servings.


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