Crab Stuffed Cornish Hens

Crab Stuffed Cornish Hens
Cornish Hens:
2 large Cornish hens, thawed and halved
Season both sides with garlic powder and onion powder

Spicy Tomato Wine Sauce:
½ cup red wine
1 - 8oz can tomato sauce
½ cup cocktail sauce with horseradish
2 or 3 drops Louisiana hot sauce, or to taste
1 teaspoon tarragon, dried and crushed
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Wash Cornish hens and cut in half, place on heavy foil lined broiler pan. Spray with butter-flavor cooking spray. Rub all sides with garlic and onion powder.  Brush heavily on both sides with Spicy Tomato Wine Sauce.  Broil hens about ten inches from oven coil skin side up for 7 minutes, then turn hen over and broil an additional 7 minutes.
Remove from oven and set temperature to 350.

Crab Stuffing:
½ pound fresh crab meat (fresh is always better)
1 ½ cups coarse crumbled bread crumbs.
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup diced celery
½ tsp dried parsley flakes
½ cup melted butter
1 Tbsp Madeira wine
1 or 2 drops hot sauce

Stuff cavity-side of hens equally with crab mixture. Spoon Spicy Tomato Wine Sauce over crab stuffing and each hen. Place on baking sheet and cover lightly with foil. Place on center rack of oven and bake at 350⁰ for 30 minutes, remove top foil and continue to cook 30 more minutes.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4