Broiled Cornish Hens
- 4 (2- to 2 1/2-pound) Cornish hens
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- Remove giblets from hens; discard. Rinse hens with cold water, and pat dry. Split hens down backs, and open flat; lay hens, breast side down, on a lightly greased rack in a shallow roasting pan. Rub with butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Broil hens 5 inches from heating element 10 minutes on each side or until drumsticks move easily. Transfer hens to a warm serving platter; garnish with watercress. Serve immediately.
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