This makes a great Holiday dinner or buffet choice alongside a ham or boneless rib roast and your choice of sides.It's name comes from a young sous chef who once lived with us and made this for us on special occasions.
1Open packages of cornish hens, rinse and split each on a cutting board, breast side up.
2Place hens in a long casserole or use two casserole dishes.Loosen a little skin by using you finger or a small knife and place a pat of butter under the skin. You will notice a small bulge.Start seasoning each one with the dry seasonings and then add the soffrito, coating as much of the the hens that you can.Add any additional butter to the casserole that may be left over.
3Cover and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes and then uncover and bake an additional 15-25 minutes until golden brown. Top with fresh cilantro before serving.