CORNISH HEN 

BANGSAMORO HALAL DISH

with Maria Fhebie Ortil

Assalamu Alaykum!
Our Philippine Muslim Today (PMT-19) with the support of our benefactors and you our readers as well, who don’t get tired of reading our Online Newspaper and now we have a hard copy too.

Hence for the PMT-19, Bangsamoro Halal Cuisine Vol. 2, No. 19 Digital Online Edition, October 22-28, 2021
((Rabi Al-Awwal 16-22, 1443), I would like to introduce to you another Halal Recipe which is the Baked
Cornish Hen.

Baked Cornish Hen is cooked in oven with marinade of garlic, honey and spices. It’s a type of small chicken, produced from a cross between the Cornish and White Plymouth Rock chicken breeds.

INGREDIENTS

1 cornish hen
4 cloves garlic, peeled
3 toothpicks
1 tablespoon olive oil or unsalted butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon sambal oelek
1 teaspoon salt
Lemon wedges, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Rinse and pat dry the cornish hen with paper towels. Make sure the cavity is dry. Add the garlic inside the cavity.
  3. Close the cavity by using 3 toothpicks.
  4. In a small bowl, add the olive oil (butter), honey, sambal oelek and salt together.
  5. Stir to mix well. Brush the mixture on the skin evenly.
  6. Place it on a roasting pan and bake for 30 minutes or until the skin becomes crispy and nicely browned.
  7. You may cover it with a sheet of aluminum foil to avoid burning.
  8. Turn the hen over and bake the other side for another 30 minutes.
  9. You may brush the juice seeping out on the skin.
  10. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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