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Dinner and a movie: Couscous and Cornish Game Hens and a chance to win an Adventures of Tintin prize pack Recipe
by Anne-Marie Nichols

Dinner and a movie: Couscous and Cornish Game Hens and a chance to win an Adventures of Tintin prize pack

I first came across the Tintin comics at my uncle’s home in France. He brought in a few of the books to my room hoping that they’d keep me entertained. The problem was that they were all in French since they probably belonged to my older cousins. Even so, I did love gazing at the pictures, which is why I’m looking forward to the release of The Adventures of Tintin. You can watch trailers of the movie here.

Alouette joins in with Tintin’s adventure with their “What’s Your Culinary Adventure” Sweepstakes on Facebook. They’re giving away three culinary adventures: a wine weekend in Sonoma Valley, California, a visit to a wine and food festival in South Beach, Florida, and a fine dining restaurant tour in NYC. In addition, you can visit Alouette’s Adventures of Tintin website for a chance to win weekly prizes or a 10-day European trip.

In addition, I’m giving away an Adventures of Alouette Cheese Prize Pack which contains Alouette FREE product coupons, movie passes, and Tintin plush dolls for the kids. (Details below on how to win!)

But first, a wonderful holiday recipe from the Tintin Alouette Recipe Collection. This time of year you can easily find Cornish game hens in the freezer section at your grocery store. They’re a delicious holiday dinner alternative to the usual turkey, ham and roast beef.

Alouette Garlic and Herbs Couscous and Cornish Game Hens

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes



Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan and add the couscous. Bring back to a simmer, cover and remove from heat. After 10 minutes stir in olive oil with a fork and keep warm.

Split and quarter each Cornish game hen and season with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Sear all pieces of the Cornish game hen until golden brown.

Drain oil and add olives, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, cherry tomatoes and heat thoroughly. Add chicken stock and bring to a simmer for 8-10 minutes.

Remove Cornish game hen and most of the vegetables from the sauce. Cover to keep warm.

Stir Alouette Garlic and Herbs Spreadable Cheese into the liquid to make the sauce. Add the peas and chopped parsley.

To serve, fill the bottom of a casserole dish with the cooked couscous, top with the Cornish game hen and vegetables. Spoon sauce over Cornish game hens and couscous. Enjoy!

Win a Adventures of Alouette Cheese Prize Pack

One lucky winner will receive an Adventures of Alouette Cheese Prize Pack valued at $52 that contains:

Five Alouette full value coupons

Movie tickets for two from

Two Adventures of Tintin plush toys – Tintin and his dog Snowy (my daughter loved these)

Here’s how to enter:

Giveaway closed. Congrats to Renee W.!

Go to and tell me what your favorite Alouette product is for ONE entry.

Enter the Alouette Tintin contest here for ONE additional entry.

Spread the word about this giveaway by submitting a link to this post on Twitter for ONE additional entry. You must leave a link to your tweet in your comment so I can check.

If you have done any of these additional activities you MUST come back here and leave a comment telling me what you did. I will be checking!

Maximum amount of entries at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet is FIVE.

You have until midnight MST on Thursday, December 22, 2011 to enter.

ONE winner will be chosen at random. You must be willing to send me your full name, mailing address and phone number so I pass your info on to Alouette’s PR agency so they can mail you your prize pack. I’ll announce the winner on this blog. I won't share your mailing info with the public, just your name. If you have a blog, I’ll link back to it when I announce the winner.

The giveaway is valued at $52 and is only open to legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age and older. No purchase required. Odds of winning based on number of entries. Up to FIVE entries per person. ONE Alouette Cheese Prize Pack will be given away. Void where prohibited by law.


Disclosure: I received an Alouette Cheese Prize Pack and was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.