Cornish Delight

2 Cornish hens
1 white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 cup shelled peas
1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, crushed
Salt, to taste

Utensils: frying pan

Stove Temperature: medium

In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil; add peas, peppercorn and salt. Stir fry for 5 minutes. Remove peas; set aside. Skin, clean and cut the Cornish hens. Heat remaining oil. Fry onion until golden brown. Add all other ingredients except salt for hen. Stir for a minute; add hen. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally until the hen is tender and well coated and the oil separates.

Serve hot with the peas and bread.

Serves: 4

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana