When two or more subjects are working for a greater good, or enhancing experience. We see examples of this all through the bible. In fact, scripture reminds “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name (Matthew 19-20)”
While, a harmonious gathering in the name of the Lord is beyond powerful, preparing a meal that comes together in great harmony, each piece complimenting the other is also quite magical. That’s exactly the case with these Cornish Hens, Asparagus Spanish Rice, and Grilled Veggies.
I start with these fresh ingredients:
Cornish hens are small variation of your regular size roaster chicken, and therefore tend to be much more supple, and flavorful. A nice blend of spices and seasonings go a long way. I added a blend of salt, pepper, garlic, garlic herb, and thyme together in a bowl, and mixed all together for my tasty rub.
I was sure to get the entire hen, including under the skin, and the back part as well. Before spicing the hens, I clean them (like I do all poultry), and cut them down the middle breast. Place each hen bone side down.
I then place the hens in the oven uncovered and cook for about 1.5 hour, or until skin is golden and meat is cooked through.
Asparagus Spanish Rich:
I simple purchased a box of yellow Spanish rice from one of my favorite brands, to save some time. However, for authentic Spanish rice try this recipe. I followed the directions for cooking my rice, as per the box. Meanwhile I chopped a handful of asparagus and onions. In a small pan I added some olive oil, and sautéed the asparagus and onions.
Once the veggies were tender, I added them at the top of the rice, which was still cooking. After the rice cooks through, mix the asparagus in.
Few things in life are more delicious then perfectly grilled fresh veggies. The yumminess is unreal. For this recipe, I pulled out our countertop grill, but it can also be done stove top. I chopped up Zucchini, Red Peppers, Yellow Pepper, and Onions. I then seasoned the veggies with a dash of salt and pepper.
Once, the delicious Cornish hens are done, it’s time to start plating this meal.
Enjoy, and as always be blessed.