Roasted Cornish Game Hen with lemon and fresh herbs! This is a simple dish that cooks quickly if you use cornish game hens. You can buy the twin pack in your frozen section for around $6. I like Tyson because they don't have all the gizzards in the cavity therefore they thaw evenly and quickly. The key is to use a roasting pan large enough so the meat doesn't touch.
Preheat oven to 375F. Rinse 2 Hens under cool water and place in roasting pan. Wash hands. Cut 1 lemon into quarters the long way. Pick or buy the herbs you want to use. I just bought a few new ones so I picked mine. Pictured is parsley, rosemary, thyme and sage. You can use 1 or combine several.
Holding each hen open on end, sprinkle in salt, I like kosher salt. Stuff lemon into cavity along with herbs. Butter the outside and S&P to taste. Place in oven and rotate every 20 minutes or so. They will be done in 1 hour.
Let rest for 10 minutes. Remove lemon and herbs and cut in half. I serve 1 half per person.