Roasted Cornish Hens and Grapes
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Roasted Cornish Hens and Grapes

From Everyday Food

Serves 4 | Prep time: 15 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

1 1/2 pounds mixed red and green seedless grapes

8 shallots, root end intact, halved if large

6 sprigs thyme, plus leaves for hens

2 tablespoons olive oil

Coarse salt and ground pepper

4 Cornish game hens (1 to 1 1/4 pounds each)

  1. Preheat oven to 450° . On a rimmed baking sheet, toss grapes and shallots with thyme sprigs, oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Tie legs with kitchen twine; nestle hens among grapes on baking sheet, breast side up. Season hens generously with salt and pepper; sprinkle with thyme leaves.
  3. Roast, basting hens occasionally with pan juices, until an instant- read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of leg (avoiding bone) registers 160° , 30 to 35 minutes.