Roasted Cornish Hens
Roasted Cornish hens flavored with thyme, butter and pepper.
- 2 2 lb Cornish Hens
- 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 1 small sprig thyme or rosemary optional
Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly oil a baking sheet or shallow roasting pan.
Mix together the dry ingredients and rub over the skin and into the body cavity of the hens.
Put the hens on a baking pan and brush with melted butter. Place a sprig of thyme or rosemary into the cavity if using.
Bake for 40 minutes. Remove hens from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.