- Course: Main Course
- Skill Level: Moderate
- Cost: Moderate
- Favorited: 2 Times
Guinea hen is less gamey in flavor than grouse.
- ½ cup dry vermouth or sherry
- 2/3 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 skinless and boneless guinea hen breasts
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp whole grain mustard
- 1 tbsp chopped chives
1. To make the sauce, reduce the vermouth by half in a saucepan over high heat. Add the stock, boil, and reduce by half again. Add the cream and cook until thick. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 475°F (240°C). Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Add the breasts skin-side down and cook about 4 minutes. Flip and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and roast about 10 minutes, until the juices run clear when pierced with a fork. Transfer to a platter.
3. Pour the fat from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the sauce and stir to loosen the browned bits in the pan. Whisk in the mustard and chives. Slice the breasts and spoon the sauce on top. Serve hot.
© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
Note from Cookstr's Editors
Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.