Rock Cornish Game Hens with Garlic Basil Bruschetta
|2 Cornish Hens; washed and patted dry|
|1 mediumTomato; seeded and diced|
|1/2 cupFresh basil leaves|
|4 clovesGarlic; smashed|
|2 tablespoonsHerbes De Provence; dried|
|2 tablespoonsThyme; dried|
|Kosher Salt; to taste|
|Black Pepper; freshly ground|
|1 Lemon; freshly squeezed|
|4 slicesFrench bread; grilled and sliced|
|1/8 cupExtra Virgin Olive Oil|
Rock Cornish Game Hens with Garlic Basil Bruschetta Preparation
Preheat oven to 375 fegrees F. Wash and pat dry the Hens.
Salt and pepper each bird, add Herbes De Provence and Thyme. Add a little water to roasting pan to eliminate smoke from drippings as the Hens are cooked, Place birds on a rack over a roasting pan and bake for approximately 1 hour. Squeeze lemon juice over each hen as they cook. Place under the broiler for a few minutes to brown as desired. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes while making the Bruschetta.
Using a food processor or blender, process the fresh basil leaves and garlic drizzling olive oil to make a pesto. Brush the bread slices with olive oil then grill them. Add the diced tomatoes and pesto mixture to each slice of bread. Drizzle additional olive oil, if desired.
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