Spatchcock poussin recipes

Barbecued Poussins

Barbecued Poussins

Take two poussins and spatchcock them (this isn't tricky at all, and just requires a little bit of elbow grease - full instructions on this post about spatchcocking a chicken)
Lemon & Cumin Spatchcock Chicken

Lemon & Cumin Spatchcock Chicken

Removing the backbone to butterfly a whole bird is known as spatchcocking. You can do this with smaller birds such as Guinea Fowl or Poussins but here I've used a freerange 3½lb chicken
Showing a Little Leg

Showing a Little Leg

So I guess that’s why I immediately liked the French poussin. 2 Cornish game hens, spatchcocked. British Blokes Cooking
Showing a Little Leg

Showing a Little Leg

So I guess that’s why I immediately liked the French poussin. 2 Cornish game hens, spatchcocked. We just thought this was so scrummy, it deserved to be re blogged
Chicken tabaka

Chicken tabaka

Using kitchen scizzors, cut the poussin to butterfly or spatchcock it. But for an authentic version, use a whole spatchcock bird
Dining with Mrs Dalloway

Dining with Mrs Dalloway

Instead I picked a spatchcock grilled poussin and had NO regrets. EmailPrintAlmost Al-Fresco in Bloomsbury at the Dalloway Terrace
Three Bird Delight

Three Bird Delight

The poussin was prepared and seasoned already and I also cheated with a shop bought bearnaise base that simply needed blending with a pot of milk
Roasted Spatchcocked Poussin with veggies

Roasted Spatchcocked Poussin with veggies

And spatchcocked is just a way the bird has been cut to suit grilling, baking needs. Mix all the ingredients in the 'to marinate' section together and generously rub onto the poussin
Chicken Under a Brick - a Random Recipe

Chicken Under a Brick - a Random Recipe

The brick bit is quite interesting - you have to spatchcock the birds (easily done with some heavy duty kitchen scissors) and marinade them in lemon zest and juice, thyme, chilli, garlic and oil, and the brick (covered in foil) then holds them flat in the pan when you cook them, first on the hob and then in the oven
Getting creative with Geeta's Premium Mango Chutney

Getting creative with Geeta's Premium Mango Chutney

Spatchcocked poussin. using a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the poussin to open it and flatten it. 1 poussin (2 servings). Add the mango chutney 20 minutes before the end of cooking (spread with a spoon all over the poussin)
The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners

Okay, here I should take a second to perhaps explain what is meant by "Spatchcock Poussin". When it is 'spatchcocked' it is split open and held flat with the aid of skewers, like so