Patrick has grown his culinary palate quite a bit the past couple of years and this meal was another one to add to the book. Prior to this, he never had Cornish Hen. Afterward, he became a fan and it was a great way to enjoy poultry with a twist. We had this on a typical weeknight but this is a dish that's perfect for guests. It's not everyday folks actually eat cornish hen, so serving it is already a treat.
The preparation of this easy - garlic, salt, pepper and a lemon. But it doesn't stop there! You can prepare cornish hen just as you would marinate or impart flavor to a whole chicken. The fun part is that the hens are a miniature version of a whole chicken. Use your favorite homemade marinade or grab a store bought marinade if its easier. .This garlic and lemon version makes for a good base to start with. As for presentation, I like splitting the hens in half, making it easier to plate up or portion out.
Garlic Lemon Cornish Hen
recipe adapted from Cooking Light