Cornish Hen in Hot Nogada Sauce

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Credit: Margarita Vin
Skills for Culinarians Day Cookbook, July 2004


1 Cornish game hen breast
8 T Cajun spice seasoning
8 T whole walnuts
1 cup cream
2 oz. goat cheese
2 oz. panela cheese (fresh, white cheese)
2 cups milk
3 T diced passion fruit
Butter for greasing


1) Place whole, shelled walnuts in milk bath overnight; then peel. Reserve milk.

2) Mold boneless Cornish Hen while adding the Cajun spices. Wrap in aluminum foil; heat in 240°F oven For 20 minutes.

3) Add cheeses and cream to milk. Blend peeled nuts.

4) Grease saucepan; bring walnut sauce “nogada" to light boil.

5) For service, pour base of nogada sauce, place Cornish hen in middle; decorate with passion fruit.


1 portion


Main Dish, Poultry

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