• 2servings

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Cellulose
MineralsNatrium, Phosphorus

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 tablespoons butter , at room temperature

  2. 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  3. 1 teaspoon cumin

  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  5. Fresh ground black pepper

  6. 2 Cornish hens (about 1 1/4 pounds each), whole or halved

  7. 1 scallion including green top, chopped

  8. Lime wedges, for serving

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the butter with the oregano, cumin, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  2. Rub the mixture over the skin of the hens and arrange them, skin-side up, on a baking sheet. Roast in the upper third of the oven until golden and cooked through, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, turn oven down to 375 degrees and turn hens over to allow underside to brown, roasting for another 40 minutes.

  4. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons butter with the scallion, the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. When the hens are roasted, top with the scallion butter. Serve with lime wedges.


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