November is here and you know what that means. It's officially holiday season! We have a little over 3 weeks to get ready for Thanksgiving. Turkeys are traditionally the star at the Thanksgiving table. However, if you want to replace it with a new dish this year, you've got to try my recipe for pomegranate-glazed cornish games hens with wild rice and chestnut stuffing.
If this dish sounds familiar to you, it's not Deja Vu. I was on an episode of Home and Family last week and we talked all things holiday and pomegranate-glazed cornish hens. Savory with a hint of sweet, this recipe is sure to wow your dinner guests. While you can make it any time of the year, there are a few reasons why I think it can replace the classic Thanksgiving turkey.
The first reason is that cornish hens have a much shorter cooking time. Depending on its size, it'll take 3-5 hours to bake a turkey. Cornish hens don't spend half as much time in the oven. Since they're way smaller than a turkey, cornish hens only bake for 50-55 minutes. To keep them flavorful and moist, I baste it with pomegranate juice every 15 minutes.
If you're having a more intimate dinner with just a few people, then cornish hens are the way to go! You don't need to spend so much time prepping a big turkey since there won't be a large group to feed. By making this recipe, you'll have extra time to focus on your other dishes, add some festive decor to your space, set the table, etc...
I know three weeks sounds like a long time, but Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! It's time to start planning out your dinner and I hope Pomegranate- glazed cornish hens with wild rice and chestnut stuffing makes it to the top of your menu. You can find the recipe here.
Over the past week on CORA-ntine Cuisine, I got to reunite with several friends that Nicole and I have made over the years. Our incredible guests included Maria Shriver, Sheila E, Debi Mazar, Chef Gabriele Corcos, Chef Karen Akunowicz and the Shirley Temple King! Many of the guests spoke of the importance of taking care of your health and eating foods that boost your immune system.
Hey y'all! This past week was one for the books. Not only did we celebrate Greek Easter, but it was also my son Caje's birthday! I got to chat with some incredible special guests including Cameron Mathis, David Burtka, Scott Evans, Chef Andrew Zimmern and superstar film director Tate Taylor! I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes from last week and fill you in on some of the topics we discussed.
I've had so much fun on CORA-ntine Cuisine this past week. I got to chat with several special guests including Chef Ingrid Hofffman, Chef Dominique Crenn, Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennet and my partners at the Little Kitchen Academy, Felicity and Brian Curin. There's been one common theme in all of my chats so far and that theme is positivity.