Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Ancho-rubbed Game Hen

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      Recipe By : Bobby Flay,
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      6 ancho chilies — dried
      8 cups boiling water
      2 tablespoons garlic — minced
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      2 tablespoons cilantro — minced
      2 cups cornmeal
      2 tablespoons curry powder
      2 tablespoons cumin — ground
      salt and pepper
      2 Rock Cornish game hens breast — skinned and boned
      1 cup olive oil

      Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the ancho chilies in a large bowl, cover
      them with the boiling water, and soak them for 30 minutes to overnight.
      Drain the chilies well, then remove and discard the seed and stems. Place
      the chilies in a blender with the garlic, salt, and cilantro. Puree and
      set aside. Combine the cornmeal, curry powder, cumin, salt, and pepper and
      spread in a jelly-roll pan. Spread the hen breasts generously and evenly
      with the chili puree, then dredge them in the seasoned cornmeal. Place a
      large saute pan or skillet over high heat,. add the oil and heat until it
      begins to smoke. Add the hen breasts and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the
      topping is crisp. Turn the breasts, cook the other side until crisp, then
      transfer the breasts to the preheated oven to cook another 5 minutes, or
      until opaque throughout.

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      Per serving: 1519 Calories; 113g Fat (66% calories from fat); 14g Protein;
      117g
      Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; ba Sodium

      NOTES : Chicken Breasts may be used. Bake the chicken breasts an addition 10
      minutes.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes Ancho-rubbed Game Hen