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cornish game hens basted with a compound butter

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Jane Whittaker
Massena (now in FL), NY

GW had a rotissire when I moved in with him and didn't know quite what to make of it, so decided to give it a try. Everything comes out so pefect! We are talking crispy skin, tender and juicy on the inside. Basically a compound butter is butter with something else added in it. Fresh herbs are the bomb bc you cannot over do them. Here's my spin on this. I think if you don't have one of these you could easily just bake in the oven and baste with your butter and results would also be delish.

(2 ratings)
yield 2 to 3
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cornish game hens basted with a compound butter

  • 2 sm
    cornish game hens, or other small fowl
  • 3/4 stick
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic from jar
  • 1 tsp
    fresh parsley (using dried use less)
  • 10 md
    freh sage leaves, fine chopped (using dried use less)
  • 1/2 tsp
    eash salt and peppet

How To Make cornish game hens basted with a compound butter

  • 1
    Attach birds to the spit.
  • 2
    Melt butter, I use the defrost cycle of the microwave.
  • 3
    Stir in your herbs, you can experiment and use any combo of things you like, I especially like garlic, sage, and parsley.
  • 4
    Baste your birds generously with your compound butter and from time to time as they cook.
  • 5
    I really didn't time these, but when they are good and golden they are usually ready, say 1 1/2 hours.

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