Cornish Game Hen with Whisky and Cream Pan Sauce

Gluten Free
Health score
9%
Cornish Game Hen with Whisky and Cream Pan Sauce
45 min.
4
789kcal

Ingredients

  • large cornish game hens 
  • tablespoons butter 
  • servings olive oil 
  • servings salt and pepper 
  • servings herbs like: thym 
  • servings herbs like: thym 
  • tablespoons butter unsalted
  • medium shallots finely sliced
  • teaspoon worcestershire sauce 
  • tablespoon dijon mustard 
  • 0.5 cup cup heavy whipping cream 
  • teaspoons juice of lemon fresh
  • 0.3  irish whiskey 

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • oven
  • knife
  • baking pan
  • wooden spoon
  • aluminum foil
  • stove
  • cutting board

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 450 and position the rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Place a hen, breast side down on a cutting board.
  3. Remove the backbone by cutting along both sides with shears or large sharp knife. Flip the hen and flatten it by pressing down on the breastbone with your palm. Split the hen in two along the breastbone. Repeat with the remaining hen.
  4. Place on a heavy baking dish and spread on each half, of a teaspoon of butter, Herbs de Province, salt and pepper and a drop of olive oil.
  5. Place in the hot oven and cook for 30 to 45 minutes. Poke the hen while cooking to release any juices.
  6. When done, remove from the oven, place the hen in a dish and cover with aluminum foil and let rest.
  7. Place the unwashed cooking pan over the stove and add the remaining 2 tablespoon of butter and let it melt. Lower the heat and add the whisky, very slowly. With a wooden spoon scrape up any bit on the pan.
  8. Add the shallots and cook until tender, 1 minutes.
  9. Add the Worcestershire sauce, mustard and raise the heat to medium high. Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  10. Add the heavy cream and the lemon juice. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  11. Serve hot over the Cornish hen.

Nutrition Facts

Calories789kcal
Protein20.44%
Fat77.67%
Carbs1.89%

Properties

Glycemic Index
66.75
Glycemic Load
0.55
Inflammation Score
-6
Nutrition Score
18.317391304348%

Flavonoids

Eriodictyol
0.12mg
Hesperetin
0.36mg
Naringenin
0.03mg
Apigenin
0.01mg
Luteolin
0.02mg
Quercetin
0.01mg

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:789.36kcal
39.47%
Fat:67.81g
104.32%
Saturated Fat:24.74g
154.59%
Carbohydrates:3.72g
1.24%
Net Carbohydrates:3.09g
1.12%
Sugar:2.14g
2.38%
Cholesterol:290.97mg
96.99%
Sodium:447.57mg
19.46%
Protein:40.16g
80.32%
Vitamin B3:12.89mg
64.44%
Selenium:29.03µg
41.47%
Vitamin B6:0.73mg
36.38%
Phosphorus:350.51mg
35.05%
Vitamin K:32.53µg
30.98%
Vitamin B2:0.45mg
26.68%
Vitamin A:1245.68IU
24.91%
Vitamin E:3.3mg
22%
Zinc:2.78mg
18.55%
Potassium:636.55mg
18.19%
Vitamin B5:1.52mg
15.21%
Vitamin B12:0.81µg
13.56%
Iron:2.29mg
12.7%
Vitamin B1:0.19mg
12.57%
Magnesium:50.2mg
12.55%
Copper:0.15mg
7.37%
Manganese:0.14mg
6.77%
Calcium:63.83mg
6.38%
Vitamin C:4.2mg
5.09%
Folate:16.21µg
4.05%
Vitamin D:0.58µg
3.87%
Fiber:0.63g
2.53%
Source:Foodista