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Cornish Hens with Crabmeat Stuffing


I have been making these for many years for holidays or special occasions.
It makes an elegant meal, yet is very easy.

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  • 4 Cornish Game hens
  • salt & pepper -- to taste
  • garlic powder -- to taste
  • paprika -- to taste
  • oil
  • stuffing (recipe follows)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup green onion -- chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup celery -- chopped fine
  • 1 clove garlic -- chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 cup crabmeat (6.5 oz.can)
  • 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper


Cooking time 100mins


Step 1

Rinse hens lightly and pat dry. Season (inside & out) with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika; rub lightly with oil. Divide stuffing among hens. Tie legs together and place on rack in roasting pan.
Preheat oven to 350 and roast hens 1- 1 1/2 hours.

Stuffing: Melt butter, add garlic, parsley, green onion, and celery; saute vegetables until soft. Add crabmeat. Salt & pepper. Stir gently not to break up crabmeat, simmer. Add breadcrumbs and half & half, a little at a time so mixture is not too dry.

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