This dish is delicious over couscous, which will absorb the flavorful broth.
Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine
Print
Total:
2 hr
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr 45 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup mild honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large zucchini (1 1/4 pounds total), halved lengthwise and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium turnips (1/2 pound total), peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, quartered and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 medium onions, cut lengthwise into 1-inch-thick wedges
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 (1 to 1 1/2-pound) Cornish hens, halved lengthwise
  • 6 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh parsley, cilantro, and mint leaves
  • Accompaniment: couscous

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Coarsely grind caraway seeds with salt in an electric coffee/spice grinder or crush with a rolling pin. Mince garlic, then mash to a paste with salt mixture using flat side of a chef's knife. Transfer paste to a large bowl and whisk in honey, lemon juice, oil, spices, and pepper.

Put zucchini, turnips, bell peppers, butternut squash, and onions in an oiled large roasting pan, then add half of spice mixture and toss until well coated. Stir tomatoes and broth into vegetables. Add hens to large bowl with remaining spice mixture and toss to coat, then arrange hens, breast sides up, over vegetables in pan.

Cover pan tightly with foil and roast in middle of oven 1 hour. Uncover and roast until hens are browned and vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes more. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Sprinkle herbs on top and spoon some cooking liquid over hens.

Serve with couscous, if desired.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Cornish Hens

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Cornish Hen

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Rosemary and Thyme Roasted Cornish Game Hens

Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

G. Garvin's Cornish Hens

Recipe courtesy of G. Garvin

Roasted Asparagus and Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

Oven Roasted Potato 'Fries'

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Smoked Rib Eye Roasts

Recipe courtesy of Ed McBride, Sr.|Ed McBride, Jr.

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

On TV

Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here