Spiced Cornish Hens

Cornish Hen spiced with ground cumin, coriander and nigella seeds

Cornish Hen spiced with ground cumin, coriander and nigella seeds

For an elegant yet easy dinner, consider serving Cornish Hens rather than a roasted chicken. Rubbed with my most recent favorite pair of spices (cumin & coriander) the hens are easily perked up. I served mine with an earthy beet salad.

Spiced Cornish Hens

Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 Cornish Hens

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon nigella seeds

½ teaspoon peppercorns

½ teaspoon coarse salt

Extra virgin olive oil for rubbing on hens

Cook the hens:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place hens in a roasting pan. Grind coriander seeds, cumin seeds, nigella seeds, salt and pepper in a mortar & pestle. Rub hens with olive oil; then add spices to hens. Roast for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with side dishes of your choice.

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