093 – Cornish Hens with Caramelized Prunes
3 cornish hens (2.5 pounds each)
2 large onions – grated
3 tablespoons of butter
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
A large pinch of saffron
1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups of water
Ingredients for the Prunes:
1 pound of prunes (dried plums) – soaked in water for 1 hour
1/4 cup of honey
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
Roasted sesame seeds for decoration
1.Add the hens, butter, onions, and spices to the pan. Mix all the ingredients together, cover your pan, and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
2.After 10 minutes, add 1 1/2 cups of water to the hens. Cover you pan and cook for 40 minutes or until done. Stir from time to time.
3.After the hens are cooked, remove them from the pan and reserve.
4.Drain the prunes from the water. Add the prunes, honey, and cinnamon powder to the Hens sauce. Cover the pan and cook for 15-20 minutes on medium heat.
5.After 15 minutes, taste the sauce and adjust the spices accordingly.
Before serving, return the hens to the sauce with the prunes to heat them up.
<strong>Serving: Serve hot with Moroccan bread or French baguette. Enjoy!