Game Hens with Sage


Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

8 sage leaves

2 Cornish game hens (each about 11/4 pounds), split lengthwise

1/2 stick butter, softened

Salt and ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 500°F. Loosen the skin on the hens. Using your fingers, stuff a sage leaf under the skin of each hen half. Smear the hens with half the butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to a roasting pan and roast 30-35 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 170°F when inserted into the inside of the thigh muscle. Remove hens from the skillet to plates and cover. Place the roasting pan over a burner set on high heat and add the remaining butter and sage leaves. Cook until butter is melted and sage is lightly crisp, about 2-3 minutes. Pour over hens and serve. Serves 4.

Serve with Radish and Fennel Salad

1 bunch of radishes sliced

1 fennel bulb sliced

bitter greens washed and torn

Toss together and drizzle with lemon and extra virgin olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Recipe and Food Styling by Jean Galton


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

One comment

  1. kent whitsell

    Angie, I like the photos and recipes and I would like them even better if you and Patty cooked them and I could just swing by the studio and pick them up! Keep it up. Kent.

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