cornish game hens
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Pat the hens dry and use your index finger to loosen the skin on the top of the hen and slip a pat of butter under each side. Add a few leaves of rosemary and thyme. Put a quarter of a lemon inside the cavity along with a few cloves of garlic and a sprig of rosemary and thyme. Truss the legs and wings.
salt & pepper
Rub the hens all over with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the hens in a roasting pan rack lined with foil as far apart as possible. Roast for 25 min.
dry white wine
Combine wine and chicken broth in a bowl. Baste the hens with the mixture thoroughly. Reduce the temperature to 325°F and continue to roast, basting every 5-10 minutes, for 30 min longer or until the thickest part reaches 165°F and the juices run clear.
Remove the hens from the roasting pan and pour out any remaining juices into the pan. Transfer the hens to a warm platter, removing the string, and tent to keep warm.
Pour the remaining juice into saucepan and boil until reduced to a thin sauce-like consistency. To serve, garnish with a wedge of lemon, a sprig of rosemary, and a drizzle of the sauce.