Sunday, October 21, 2012

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Makes 6 servings

6            medium potatoes , quartered
6            medium carrots , cut in lengthwise  and cut into chuncks
1            large sweet onion , cut into wedges
1/2         cup butter , melted
2            teaspoons dried oregano
2            teaspoons dried rosemary , crushed
1-1/2      teaspoon garlic salt
6             cornish game hens  (20 to 24 ounces each0
1             tablespoon olive oil
1/4          teaspoon salt
1/4          teaspoon pepper
6             bacon strips

1)      In a large bowl , combine the first 7 ingredients  . Transfer to a shallow aroasting pan .
2)      Brush hens with oil ; sprinkle with salt  and pepper .Wrap a bacon strip  around each hen  ; secure with a wooden toothpick . Tie the legs together  . Place breast side up over vegetables .
3)      Bake , uncoverd at 350* for 1-1/2 to 2 hours  or until  a thermometer  reads 180*  and vegetables  are tender . Remove hens  to a serving platter ; serve with  vegetables .
These roasted  Cornish game hens  served with root vegetables  to make a warm comfort-filled meal .

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