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Indian Spice Roasted Cornish Hen



Indian Spice Roasted Cornish Hen

Roasted Cornish hen can be a perfect recipe for any occasion or small  parties. Roasting cornish hen doesn't need to be intimidating . I have this about whole chicken and turkey, so I tried this one. This is a very basic recipe for Cornish hen  . This is a yummy roast hen with spicy Indian marinade.I tried this recipe for Christmas and it can out perfectly cooked.It is spicy and crispy outside and juicy in the center. This recipe is delicious and easy to make with wonderful flavor of aromatic earthy spices, garlic and the spice kick from dry red chilly. Try this, you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Cornish hen- 2
Ginger garlic paste- 2 1/2 tsp
Butter- 2 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder- 2 tsp
(Add as per your tolerance ) 
Dry red chilly- 2
Coriander seeds- 1/2 tsp 
Black pepper- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala powder- 1 tsp
Lemon juice- a few drops
Oil- 1 tsp
Lemon wedges-3-4 slices
Garlic pods- 4
Salt to taste



Clean the cornish hen and pat dry the outside and the cavities. Remove the skin and make a few gashes.If you wish you can keep the skin on.Sprinkle salt and pepper both outside and the inside.

Dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, dry red chilly and black pepper. Roast in the low flame for 4-5 minutes. When it cools down make it into a course powder.

In a bowl mix chilly, turmeric powder, garam masala,ginger garlic paste, butter and the roasted spice powder and salt. Mix well and marinate the hens this paste. Spread it evenly on the top and also inside the cavities. If you making with skin on loosen the skin first with your finger  spread marinade in between the skin. Pat and spread the marinate . Cover and refrigerate over night or at least for two hours.

Layer the roasting pan with aluminum foil.Place the Cornish hen on the rack of a roasting pan. Squeeze lemon juice and oil over the hen and loosely stuff the cavities with lemon wedges, a slice of onion and two garlic cloves.

Pre heat oven to 375 degree F. Bake for 25 minutes and then reduce the heat to 300 degree F heat and bake for another 25 minutes.If there is juice in the bottom of the pan,you can use this to baste the hen. Brush or pour this juice over the hen.This will keep it moist.The meat is cooked when the internal temperature at the thickest part of the meat 165 degree F(use a meat thermometer) or till the juice run clear.If you want to roast it crispy on the outside turn oven setting to broil for 4-5 minutes. Take it out of the oven and loosely cover it with aluminum foil for 10-15 minutes.



Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

Comments

  1. I love roasting whole chicken in the oven... it saves of cutting the chicken... hehe... the masala sounds delicious!

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  2. Looks delicious...Love these whole chicken roast types :)

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