Quick update on the old light house, this week has been quiet which has been good. We are slowing down on one hand but getting ready for Halloween on the other. For some reason we think that old lighthouses and Halloween go together, with all the past light keepers and the stories they held to of rescues and wrecks of ships off the Cape. So come in a week and be prepared to be spooked. Hope the weather has been as great where ever you are as it has been here on the Cape. Have a great and wonderful especially if you are right here on old Cape Cod with us all.
As usual this is not my own, but another one found and taken to pass on. I remember we Game Hens used to be super cheap like chicken wings. Well they are not so much today but if you watch and get them on sale or an occasional buy one get one does make it so much better. But remember I cook frugally which does not necessarily mean cheap, but wisely. This is a great special night with the spouse or with a couple other couples meal. But please don't let that scare you off, I just want to give you warning or think this is 2 dollar a person meet meal, but it is well worth your time and money to do it and it really is not that hard. So put your fears behind you and give this a try, I think you will really enjoy it. Now on with the show.
This week's recipe: Stuffed Cornish Game Hens w/Oregano
4 hens Cornish Game, approx 1lb each thawed.
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 cups white bread cubes 1/2 inch cubs
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp celery salt
dash black pepper
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp butter
salt and pepper
Remember to remove the bag of livers and neck from the hens before anything else. Rinse and Dry. Rub Hens with olive oil. Season inside and out with salt, pepper and oregano, and set aside.
Next make stuffing, heat butter in saucepan until completely melted, add onion and celery and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in bread cubes, oregano, celery salt, black pepper and water.
Now loosely stuff each hen with stuffing mix. Place stuffed hens in a roasting pan and roast at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and roast an additional 30 - 40 minutes or until juices run clear when thigh join is pricked, tranfer to serving platter and allow to sit while you make the sauce
To make sauce skim off excess fat and transfer juices to saucepan. Add water butter and simmer 2 minutes. Season to taste. Service it hot along side the hens.