Grilled Poussins with Lemon Herb Butter

Grilled Poussins with Lemon Herb Butter
Photo by John Kernick

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 18 fresh thyme
  • 1 large chimney starter
  • 1 instant-read thermometer
  • fresh thyme
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
    • kitchen string
    • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
    • 1 lemon
    • 6 1 1/4- to 1 1/2-lb poussins or small Cornish hens
    • 1 ¼ teaspoons black pepper
    • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon zest

Stir together 1 stick softened butter, thyme, rosemary, zest, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl until combined well. Trim necks of poussins flush with bodies if necessary. Rinse poussins inside and out and pat dry. Discard any excess fat from opening of cavities, then sprinkl...

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