For many, cooking turkey for Christmas dinner is a special family tradition. But with all the stress and time it takes to cook one, it might be time to start a new tradition: serving Cornish hens.
Mary Berg explained why Cornish hens would be a great addition to any holiday feast on Mary’s Big Kitchen Party (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET during Dinner and a Movie; on demand on Fibe TV, Channel 1). First, they cook fast. Really, really fast. According to Mary, it takes under an hour for them to cook.
It’s also easy to give them perfectly crispy skin — just be sure to dry them with paper towel before they roast in the oven. And since they’re fairly small, each dinner guest can have half of one or a whole one to themselves. In other words, everyone can have light and dark meat at once. Everybody wins!