Thursday, April 1, 2010

Game Hens with Herb Rub

Game Hens with Herb Rub
Olive oil
dried oregano
2 Cornish game hens (if you get the frozen twin pack, make sure it thaws completely)
1/2 to 1 tbsp or so each of:
chives, finely chopped
chopped fresh thyme
chopped thyme, basil, parsley, or other fresh herbs
Half a lime, juiced
Half a lime, quartered

Heat oven to 425.
Combine a couple tablespoons oil with a couple good pinches each oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Rub all over hens, and a bit under the skin, then place them breast side up on a cooking sheet. Cook about 40 minutes, then remove, cover, and let sit 10 minutes before carving.

While the birds are cooking, combine about a tbsp olive oil with a couple pinches salt, pepper, the fresh herbs, and the lime juice. When the hens are done, brush with the herb mix. Serve with lime wedges.
Serves 4.

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