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2 1½-pound Cornish hens

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1 teaspoon fresh garlic, crushed

sea salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse hens with water & pat dry. Place the hens, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

2. In a small bowl combine room temperature butter, tarragon, rosemary & garlic. Using your hands or a brush, spread the mixture over the entire hen. Lightly season each hen with salt & pepper.

3. Roast, uncovered, for 1 hour. Remove hens from oven, lightly tent with foil & let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

servings: 4 / prep time: 15 minutes / cook time: 1 hour

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