Game hens in white wine w/ herbs

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Cornish game hens, 1/2'd lengthwise, backbones removed
¼ teaspoon Dried basil
¼ teaspoon Dried oregano
¼ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon Butter or margarine
1 tablespoon Olive oil
2 Shallots, finely chopped
½ cup Dry white wine

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Simple & elegant. Serve w/ California Sauvignon Blanc or an Italian Pinot Grigio.

1. Preheat oven to 350o. Season hens w/ basil, oregano, salt & pepper.

2. In a large frying pan, melt butter in oil over moderately high heat. Add hens & saute, turning once, 4 minutes a side, until browned. Transfer to a small baking dish.

3. Add shallots to pan, reduce heat to low & saute until soft, 1½ minutes.

Add white wine & bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan.

Pour over hens.

4. Cover w/ foil & bake 20 minutes, basting occasionally w/ pan juices.

5. Reduce heat to 425o, uncover & bake 5 minutes until hens are tender & skin

is crisp.

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