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Cornish Game Hen Soup

February 4, 2011

What to do when you find one lonely Cornish Game Hen in the freezer?  Definitely make this soup.  It’s a little bit more labor intensive especially for two people but it was well worth the time.  I served it with a green salad and that was dinner as the soup is very hearty with the hen, french bread and plenty of vegetables.  It is so good and satisfying I will also make this with leftover chicken or turkey.

Cornish Game Hen Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 T. Butter
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • 1 Celery Rib (chopped)
  • 1 Carrot (sliced)
  • 1 Cornish Game Hen (cleaned, cut up)
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 C. Dry White Wine
  • 1 Qt. Chicken Stock
  • About 6 Slices French Bread
  • 1/2 C. Parmigiano Reggiano (grated)
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped for garnish)

Preparation

  1. Heat 2 T. Butter over medium high heat in a large pot with the, onion, celery and carrot until vegetables are tender
  2. Add the hen pieces and cook over high heat until nicely browned
  3. Season with salt and pepper and the white wine; cook until the wine evaporates; add the chicken stock and continue to heat
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  5. In a casserole dish put a layer of the french bread; sprinkle with some of the cheese
  6. Remove the hen pieces from the broth and remove any bones
  7. Cover the layered bread with some of the hen pieces and half of the stock and vegetables
  8. Make another layer of bread, cheese, hen, vegetables and stock; Sprinkle additional cheese on the top
  9. Bake in oven for about 50-60 minutes
  10. Serve in bowls and top with additional grated cheese and parsley

 

 

(Serves 2)

Recipe adapted from www.foodnetwork.com (Mario Batali)

 

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