1 teaspoon rubbed sage

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


6 Cornish game hens (about 1 1/2 pounds each)

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About 1 stick unsalted butter, melted

4 teaspoons sweet paprika

2 teaspoon dried thyme

One-half teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon coarse pepper

Additional warmed chicken broth, for basting

Parsley sprigs and/or curly kale pieces, garnishes for platter


3 large russet potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

8 ounces button mushrooms (small), rubbed, stem tips removed

12 shallots, peeled, halved

12 large garlic cloves, peeled

3 large carrots, cut diagonally into 3/4 inch pieces

1 large celery root (a.k.a. celeriac), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 teaspoon sea salt