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11 April, 2018

Grilled Cornish Hens

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  • 4 (1 1/2 lb each) Cornish hens
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 10 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp tarragon
  • 1 Tbsp rosemary



Cut the hens along the backbone and remove the bone.

Lay each hen flat and secure with 2 skewers run through from the side.

Mix softened butter salt, pepper, tarragon and rosemary in a bowl.

Loosen the skin around the breast and thigh areas of each hen.

Place 1 Tbsp of the herb butter under the skin.

Melt the remaining butter mixture and brush the hens. Save some for basting during cooking.

Grill hens over medium high heat on a covered grill for 25 minutes, basting as needed.

The skin turns a crispy, golden brown when done.

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