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Roasted Rock Cornish Game Hens
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Tasty alternative to chicken, fancy enough for company. Each hen serves one or two.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 4 Rock Cornish Game Hens, defrosted
  • 4 cloves garlic, split
  • 2 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt [check for avoids]
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup melted soy margarine [or ghee]
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
How to make it:
  1. Pre-heat over to 450 degrees.
  2. In each hen cavity place 1 clove garlic, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt.
  3. Place in large roasting pan and cook for 45-50 minutes.
  4. Baste with sauce about once every 15 minutes, and several times during the last 10 minutes.
  5. Test for doneness by poking fork in thigh meat.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Paprika2 N N N N N N N N
Cornish Hens2 N N A A A A N N
Thyme2 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Oil2 ,3 N N N N A A A A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised May 26, 2011 at 08:56 PM By: Joe