2 Cornish Game Hens, split
Black Pepper -- To Taste
To split hens: Cut hens along backbone. Place on cutting board cut side down. Flatten with the heel of your hand by pressing down on the breastbone until you hear it crack.
Heat oven to 400o.
Lift breast skin away from flesh of hens and insert about 1 teaspoon of the garlic/herb butter under the skin of the hen.
Repeat with another teaspoonful in the other
side of the breast.
Replace skin, trying to enclose "stuffing" tightly.
Repeat with other hen.
Brush both hens with the remaining butter making sure that the thighs are well covered.
skin side up in a roasting pan on the roasting rack and sprinkle with black pepper.
Roast for about 30 minutes, basting every 5 minutes with the pan drippings.
Check for doneness by inserting a fork
where the leg meets the thigh.
If the juices run clear then the hens are done.
Remove from the oven and cool for 5 - 10 minutes to let the juices settle.
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