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Defrosting the Cornish hens, now what??? Recipes? Tips?

ideabaker | Nov 18, 2008 09:20 AM

Hi all. Just going through my deep freezer and found Cornish hens that I bought on sale ($2.09/lb) about a month ago. Each one is about 1/2-3/4 of a pound. I just tossed the frozen birds into the fridge and am now drawing a complete blank about preparing them as it has been a few years since I've cooked Cornish hens.

First, how long do I let them defrost in the fridge? They are solidly frozen through and through.

Second, should I expect a giblet bag inside? Do I stuff them with citrus or anything to keep them moist? How long do I cook them until they are done? Best seasonings? Would doing them in a Brown-In-Bag be cheating??? What temp in the oven?

Thank you in advance for any tips, suggestions, warnings :-), or other things I should keep in mind when working with these birds.

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