Cornish Hens with Scallion Butter and Lime
The typical Mexican combination of cumin and lime works beautifully with Cornish hens. Scallion butter both moistens the cooked birds and adds an extra fillip of flavor. Slideshows: Roast Chicken Recipes
Variation Cornish Hens with Herb Butter and Lime: Mix one tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, parsley, and/or oregano, with the butter in place of the scallions.
You could roast new potatoes right alongside the hens with almost no effort. Sautéed bell peppers would complete the meal.
A number of hearty red wines would be nice with the straightforward, rustic flavors here. Look for a Corbières from the south of France, a Zinfandel from California, or a Rosso di Montalcino from Tuscany in Italy.