Grilled Poussins with Lemon Herb Butter

Grilled Poussins with Lemon Herb Butter
Photo by John Kernick

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • kitchen string
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 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
    • 1 instant-read thermometer
    • 1 large chimney starter
    • 18 fresh thyme
    • 3 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt

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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