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Brined Cornish Game Hens

Brined Cornish Game Hens


1 cup The Spice Hunter Turkey Brine
1 gallon (16 cups) water
4 Cornish game hens
Vegetable oil
¼ cup butter
1 tsp. The Spice Hunter Poultry Seasoning Blend


Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add brine and stir to dissolve salt. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until cold. Combine chilled brine with the remaining 8 cups of water in a large (2 gallon minimum) container. Add hens to brine, making sure to submerge completely. Chill for 2 to 4 hours. Remove hens from brine, rinse, thoroughly pat dry with paper towels and place in a roasting pan. Rub hens with a small amount of vegetable oil. Heat oven to 450°F and cook hens for 20 minutes, decrease heat to 350°F and continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 175°F. Melt butter in a small dish and mix in poultry seasoning. Remove hens from oven, baste with seasoned butter, cover and let rest 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Juanichingas December 2, 2018

    Great recipe I put a bouquet of Rosemary,Garlic, Celery Tops inside cavity.. slavered OVVL and salt on top.YUM

    1. Kaitlin Gauthier December 3, 2018

      We are so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Your additions sound so yummy!

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