Butterflied Cornish Hens with Fine Herb Gremolata

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/4 cup finely minced garlic

1/4 cup finely minced lemon zest

1/4 cup finely chopped tarragon

1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

1/4 cup finely chopped chervil

1/4 cup finely chopped chives

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 Rock Cornish game hens, butterflied

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Preheat grill. Brush the hens with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill the hens over low heat until cooked through, approximately 10 to 12 minutes per side.
  2. Serve each person a whole hen and sprinkle with the gremolata.

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