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Roasted Cornish Games Hens (Poussin) with Red Wine — 13 Comments

  1. Nice recipe, Katie. I can almost smell the herbs from here. I love Cornish Game Hens. Like you, I used to roast them all the time, years ago. They were so inexpensive back then. I remember buy them for 99-cents. Each! Now they cost almost as much as, sometimes more than, a free-range whole grown up chicken. At one-fourth the size. Go figure.

  2. I bet the whole kitchen smelled like heaven while roasting it!!! Mmmmmm, delicious Katie!
    Now that I have a brand new coccote I think I could try your recipe in there and see what happens, do you recomend so? What do you think about the timing?

  3. That arrangement you had seems like a pretty good deal. It must have been fun to experiment with someone else’s ingredients every week! Like a mini dinner party.
    These little hens sound so good! I’ve never had one before but I like the sound of that red wine sauce.

  4. I remember the starving university days so I wonder how my daughter is in university and eats all organic foods. Go figure. Perhaps my own priorities didn’t lie with what I ate:D Enough said.I cannot defend myself:D Love the cornish hen recipe too:D

  5. I love game hens. They’re a favorite dinner party go-to for me too because my husband won’t eat red meat and these look impressive enough for my guests to not have to think about how I’m serving them chicken yet again.
    Great recipe. I have new inspiration for my next dinner party.

  6. I first came across Cornish hens when I spent a vacation in the States as a kid…loved them even then 🙂 This looks so perfectly roasted! Yumyum! What time’s dinner? 😉

  7. Your days in college sound so fun and full of creative activities! I lived in France (my family lived in the Seine et Marne area for 15 years) so I am familiar with the “poussin”; what a cute name too!
    Love your recipe, smells so good with all these herbs!

  8. Christine, here they are sill cheaper than a big bird – and a lot more tender… so we do them often. Great on the grill.
    Peter, and all that crisp skin….
    Nuria, I saw your cocotte! They would be delicious… not as brown, though, I don’t think but very juicy!
    Joanne, it was a great deal – and so much better than cafeterian food!
    Val I do remember Tater Tots…. (Forgive me) Let’s say my tastes were eclectic.
    Rachel, I agree – perfect for dinner parties
    Joey, Kid-size turkey LOL
    Tasteofbeirut, thanks – yes, we did have fun… and the house smelled wonderful!

  9. I love the herbs you’ve used here. Classic and delicious. We are getting close to the time of year when I can buy fresh herbs at the local market. I can’t wait to try this!

  10. Kristi, we’re getting close to being able to plant some. I rarely see them in the markets, probably because everyone grows there own – living in farm country and all ;-)) Hope you like it!

  11. We just made this for Thanksgiving and they were soooo good. Thanks for sharing the recipe we will definitely use it again.