Saffron Rice & Chorizo Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

Saffron Rice & Chorizo Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

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Saffron Rice & Chorizo Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

Makes 4 Servings
wine WINE PAIRING
White Bordeaux

Sweet, tender Cornish game hens stuffed with saffron rice seasoned with chorizo, vegetables and raisins.

Saffron Rice & Chorizo Stuffed Cornish Game Hens
INGREDIENTS
  • Stuffing:
  • 1 cup Spanish Sweet Chorizo, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Shallot, minced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
  • ½ cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • ½ cup Onion, chopped
  • ½ cup Celery, chopped
  • Saffron Rice Recipe (could substitute cooked & cooled Saffron Flavored Rice)

DIRECTIONS

1

Make the saffron rice and spread it out on a plate to cool.
2

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
3

In a frying pan combine the chorizo and tbsp of olive oil over medium low heat. Add the shallot and sauté until opaque.
4

Move the chorizo and shallot into a large bowl and stir in the saffron rice, mint, chicken stock and raisins.
5

Rinse & pat dry the game hens, season them with salt & pepper.

6

Gently pull the skin around the cavities up with your fingers and slide whole mint leaves and butter under it (2 leaves & 1 tsp of butter per bird).

7

Stuff the cavities with the chorizo stuffing mixture.
8

Put the onion and celery in a large oven-safe frying pan. Put the stuffed game hens on top of the vegetables and put the pan in the preheated oven.
9

Roast until the hens have browned and reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Discard the onions and celery from the pan. Serve the birds with your choice of sides.

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