Nov 12, 2011

Balsamic Cornish Hen & Roasted Potatoes | The Olive Tap Review

I received some samples of Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and Aceto Balsamico Di Modena (4 leaf quality) Balsamic vinegar from The Olive Tap. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing both products are. The olive oil is the best I have ever tried, hands down. I usually go with a plain olive oil and use herbs and garlic with it to take it to the next level. I am so glad I did not do that with the Tuscan Herb olive oil. I was amazed at all the rich flavors of herbs and garlic that you get hit with (in a good way of course). It went so well for dipping crusty bread. As a matter of fact, the entire family tried it and loved it.

I was stumped with what to cook for dinner one day and remembered I had purchased some Cornish hens and a bag of potatoes. This is where the balsamic vinegar came in...


I took the Cornish hens and split them down the middle of the breast side and seasoned them with a few of my favorite dry seasonings and drizzled them with the balsamic vinegar. I roasted the hens for about 40-45 minutes until I achieved a rich color and of course until they were cooked properly. While the hens were roasting I washed, cut and seasoned some potatoes with some sea salt, cracked pepper and the Tuscan herb olive oil. The potatoes roasted in the oven alongside the hens. The end result was the most flavorful and succulent poultry, as well as perfectly delicious potatoes. The family raved about this dish and the girls told me to add this recipe to the book I am making for both of them when they go off to college. 

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I received products samples for review and all opinions are completely my own.
Shelly, Mom Files

3 comments:

  1. Oh that looks yummy! I rarely cook with olive oil but will look into trying to use it more. Thanks!

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  2. You always make the best dishes, this sounds really good. There is nothing like roasted potatoes drizzled in olive oil...Yum!

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  3. Omg, that looks SO good! I hope you plan on sharing the recipe, missy!
    Yeah, i only cook with olive oil. Its pricier than the other oils but obviously well worth it for the health benefits.

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