Cornish Hen with Maple Syrup-Cranberry Sauce

Cornish Hen with Maple Syrup-Cranberry Sauce
  • 4 servings
  • 0:20 Preparation
  • 0:45 Cooking
  • 1:05 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 2-4

    Cornish hens

  • 1

    clove garlic, cut in two

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    dried thyme

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    dried oregano

  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)

    dried basil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 Tbsp.
    (45 mL)

    olive oil

  • 4

    shallots, sliced thin

  • 2/3 cup
    (170 mL)

    red wine

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    chicken bouillon

  • 2/3 cup
    (170 mL)

    fresh cranberries

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    Maple syrup

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450°F/220°C.

Rub Cornish hens with garlic. Sprinkle with thyme, oregano and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

In a thick-bottomed skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and brown hens on all sides, about 10 min. Remove hens to a baking sheet and bake for 20 min.

Brown shallots in 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) pan juices for 3 min.

Deglaze with wine, add chicken bouillon, cranberries and maple syrup and bring to a boil. Simmer for 12 min. Salt and pepper.

Source: Metro

Wine and meal pairing

Fruity and light

Fruity and light
These light wines are characterised by their simple fruity aromas, the sensation of freshness they leave, and their unassuming structure. They must be consumed young.
Product categories: red wine, rosé wine.

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