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

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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