Luscious Cornish Hens
|Rock cornish hens||4 Pound, thawed (4 Birds, 1 Pound Each)|
|Finely chopped california walnuts/Roasted / boiled italian chestnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Olive oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Celery salt||1 Teaspoon|
|Poultry seasoning||1 Teaspoon|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted|
|Freshly ground pepper||To Taste|
Rinse birds; pat dry with paper towels.
Combine next 6 ingredients; rub half of mixture inside birds.
Truss birds; mount on spit, securing with holding forks.
Rub birds with remaining nut mixture; let stand 15 minutes.
Roast over coals 1 to 1 1/4 hours or till tender €”after 15 minutes, brush now and then with butter.
Sprinkle with salt and grind pepper over; continue cooking 10 minutes.