Thursday, July 14, 2011


Zesty Chipotle Roasted Game Hen with Dried Blueberries

This game hen is so fun to eat with all the flavors that burst in your mouth. It's zesty, smokey, salty and sweet creating quite a party on the palate!

Stuffed, seasoned and ready for the oven...

Just out of the oven...

Sliced breast with blueberries stuffed under skin...

Serves: 2
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour

2 game hen
1/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
zest from 1 lime
1/8 t. salt
2/4 t. ground chipotle pepper
1/4 c. dried blueberries
1 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. pepper
2/4 t. ground chipotle pepper
1/2 lime, halved

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place game hen on rack placed over a baking sheet, pull skin away from the flesh and pat dry.
    In a small bowl combine butter, lime zest, salt and 2/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper. Mix well until blended and smooth. Evenly smear butter mixture under skin on breasts of both hens and also stuff each breast with 1 tablespoon of dried blueberries. Season outside of hens on both sides with garlic salt, pepper and remaining ground chipotle pepper.
    Stuff the cavity of each hen with a quarter slice of lime and bake until golden and crisp, turning hens half way through cooking for even browning. Remove and let rest about 5 to 10 minutes for juices to redistribute back throughout poultry.

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