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.
Since we're all staying at home, it's the perfect time for me to connect with y'all as much as possible. With the help of my kids and my wonderful wife, I started a new series on Instagram, called CORA-ntine Cuisine. Everyday at 5 pm PST, I'll be cooking my favorite recipes. Be sure to tune in!