Mustard Devilled Poussins


  • 225g butter
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • A dash of Tabasco sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 x N0. 3 poussins, spatchcocked and beaten flat
  • ½ small loaf bread, crust removed, broken into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 180  C.
  2. Take 2/3 of the butter and allow it to soften, and then mix in the mustard, Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and some salt and pepper.
  3. Rub this mixture thoroughly over the spatchcocked poussins.
  4. Lay them in a large oven dish and cover with the bread pieces.
  5. Dot the remaining butter over the bread pieces.
  6. Roast in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

If bread pieces start to burn, cover the dish with foil.

Serves 4.

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