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I wanted to give you at least one recipe with last week’s homemade seasoning salt in action so here is a delicious (and very cute) Cornish game hen. The salt gives it a great, multi-layered flavor and the whole thing is very easy to make. Enjoy!
- 2 cornish game hens
- 5 large carrots, cut into 3-inch chunks
- 6 small onions, peeled and quartered
- a little bit of vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika*
- 2 teaspoons dehydrated roasted garlic**
- 2 teaspoons dehydrated toasted onion**
- ½ teaspoon French thyme
- ¼ teaspoon marjoram
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Grind all seasoning salt ingredients in a mortar with a pestle until you have a fine salt. Set aside.
- Rinse the Cornish game hens briefly with cold water and pat them dry with paper towels (make sure to get them really dry otherwise the skin will not get crispy).
- Brush vegetable oil onto the birds and generously sprinkle them with the seasoning salt all over.
- Place the hens and the vegetables into one large or two small cast iron pans. Drizzle a little bit of oil and seasoning salt over the vegetables.
- Put the pans in the oven and roast until the thickest part of the thigh meat registers 165 degrees F. (About one hour).
**You can find these items at a spice shop.