Cornish hen and vegetables in foil packets

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
The beauty of this dish is
3 Fold 1st of all, the
Individual packets can be
Prepared hours before dinner
& refrigerated. 2ndly, for
Those on a low-fat
Diet, this method of cooking
Is ideal: simply reduce the
Butter to 1 tsp. a
Portion & last but not
Least, the bright yellow
Squash, orange carrots &
Red
Skinned potatoes make a
Lovely presentation.

4 cornish game hens, ½'d, backbones removed Salt & freshly ground pepper 8 small red potatoes, scrubbed & sliced 1 large yellow squash, sliced 4 carrots, sliced 1 large onion, sliced ¼ lb. mushrooms, sliced 4 tbsp.

butter or margarine, melted 1 tbsp. lemon juice ½ tsp. coarsely cracked pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350o. Season hens w/ salt & freshly ground pepper. Place 2 hen ½'s, skin side down on bottom ½ of a 12"x18" sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil. Layer ¼ of potatoes, squash, carrots, onion & mushrooms over the top of the hen ½'s. Repeat w/ remaining 3 hens & vegetables 2. In a small bowl, combine butter, lemon juice & pepper. Drizzle over vegetables, dividing equally among packets. Season lightly w/ salt & sprinkle 1 tbsp. water over each packet.

3. Bring top ½ of foil over food. Make a series of pleated folds all around to seal. Place on a baking sheet & bake for 55 minutes until juices from hen run clear when thigh is pricked.

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 50 minutes Submitted By COOK4U@... On THU, 7 DEC 1995 115109 GMT

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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