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Cornish Hens with Crab Meat Stuffing



4 (1-1/2 pound) Cornish game hens

1 lemon, cut into halves

Salt and pepper to taste

1 clove of garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup crab meat

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup fine bread crumbs

1/3 cup half-and-half




Rinse the game hens inside and out and pat dry. Rub the game

hens with the lemon; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Sauté the garlic, parsley, green onions and celery in the

butter in a skillet until the vegetables are tender. Stir in

the crab meat, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Stir

in the bread crumbs. Add the half-and-half gradually,

stirring until mixed.

Stuff the game hens with the crab meat mixture. Place in a

baking pan.


Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes or until the game

hens are cooked through, basting frequently with pan



Variation: Substitute imitation crab meat for fresh crab





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