Spatchcocked poussin with marinade and roasted garlic recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 90min + overnight marinating
  • 710 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
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Mix together the crushed garlic, thyme, oregano, lemon juice and olive oil.

Cut the spine out of each poussin with poultry shears or a large knife and flatten each bird.

Insert wooden skewers across each poussin to keep flat. Place in a roasting tray and add the marinade, coating the poussin all over. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.

As soon as the barbecue is hot, break up the bulb of garlic, wrap in tinfoil, place on the grill and cook for 1 hour.

Heat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, 350°F place the poussin flat on two roasting trays and cook in the oven for 20 minutes, then transfer and cook on the barbecue for 5 minutes, and turn and cook for a further 5 minutes.

This will finish off the cooking and add that delicious barbecue flavour and appearance. To check that they are cooked, insert a knife in the thickest part and juices should run clear, if not return to the barbecue.

Serve, scattered with olives, roasted garlic and basil leaves.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and diced
  • bunch thyme, removed from twigs
  • 1tsp oregano
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Poussin
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 100g (3½oz) black olives
  • bunch basil leaves
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  • Energy 2946kj 710kcal 36%
  • Fat 51g 73%
  • Saturates 12.7g 64%
  • Sugars 0.4g 0%
  • Salt 1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.5g Protein 58.6g Fibre 1.8g

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