As I mentioned in my last post, spatchcocking refers to the removing of the backbone from poultry (in this case, Cornish Game Hens) so that it can be split for roasting or grilling.
I've only spatchcocked a couple of times, and it is a bit intimidating at first. But to help me relax, I like to imagine Nigella Lawson whispering in my ear with her sweet British accent: "Would you like to spatchcock some birds with me, Darling?" Ahem. Uh, on to the spatchcocking demo: