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Rock Cornish Hens with maple beurre blanc

  • 4 servings

Difficulty: Moderate

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Ingredients

Maple glaze

Maple beurre blanc

Thyme mashed potatoes

Beans and pancetta

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Directions

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  1. Combine all glaze ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Rub skin of Rock Cornish Hens with smoked salt to season. Spread glaze over Hens and place in oven. Cook for about 45 minutes. Brush with more glaze 2 to 3 times during cooking.
  4. In a saucepan, bring shallots, ice cider, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup to a boil. Reduce until almost dry.
  5. Using a whisk, incorporate a few butter cubes at a time to emulsify. Season and set aside.
  6. Combine all mashed potatoes ingredients except butter in a saucepan. Simmer until potatoes are tender. Mash potatoes with butter using a potato masher. Season.
  7. Blanch beans in a pot of boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Drain. Fry pancetta with butter in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add beans and cook until beans are done.
  8. Serve the Rock Cornish Hens on a bed of green beans and accompany with mashed potatoes. Top with maple beurre blanc.
Chef's tip

*Note: You can replace the ice cider with white wine, maple liqueur, or white port.

You can also use

Whole chicken