Cornish Game Hens with Grand Sauce
2 large Cornish game Hens
2 Tbsp. melted butter
2 cups seasoned stuffing croutons
5 Tbsp. water
Kosher Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Combine croutons with water and melted butter; stuff hens with it. Place hens on a rack in a roasting pan and rub with olive oil, salt and pepper to suit. Bake uncovered at 350º for one and one-half hours, basting occasionally with chicken broth.
1/2 cube of butter
4 oz. of current jelly
2 Tbsp. ketchup
4 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp. brandy
Mix all ingredients (except the brandy) together well. Simmer for half an hour, covered, stirring occasionally. Add the Brandy, ignite the alcohol fumes carefully with a match, and simmer for another 15 minutes. The grandest sauce ever! Serve on the side with the roasted hens.
This sauce is also excellent over wild duck or goose. I've even served it with roast beef. Once you've fixed it, you're hooked for life!
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