Roasted Cornish Hen with sweet potatoes and peachy bourbon glaze Posted on 20 Nov 14:58
Preheat oven to 450°.
Rub entire surface of birds with CHAR CRUST® Roto Roast Dry Rub Seasoning, including inside the cavity. Roast in roasting pan for 10 minutes, then turn oven temperature down to 375°. Continue cooking until juices run clear. Use meat thermometer for food safety.
Preheat oven to 350°. Poke potatoes with a fork, then bake them in oven, directly on rack, with a cookie sheet or foil on another rack below (to catch drips and keep your oven clean). When potatoes are cooked through and soft, remove from oven. Cut each potato in half and let cool a bit. (Now would be a good time to start the cornish hens).
Once the hens are cooking, use an oven mitt to hold each potato half while you use a big serving spoon to scoop out the flesh into a oven-safe bowl. (So much easier than peeling!). Add other ingredients and use a hand masher to blend everything together. Serve immediately or cover the bowl with an tightly fitting oven-safe lid, or with foil, and put into oven while the hens are cooking.