Because I failed to read the recipe thoroughly before shopping, I ended up making this without all the proper ingredients. However, it still turned out great, and I'll definitely make it again.
I didn't have fresh garlic or fresh rosemary. Instead, I combined minced garlic (from a jar) and dried rosemary and placed about a tablespoon of the mixture in the cavity of each hen. Then I added the lemon as specified in the recipe. I used butter in place of olive oil, and seasoned the birds with salt and pepper as the recipe stated. I used apple juice in place of the wine. I was worried that the juice would be a problem, but it added nice flavor without making the meat taste like apples.
Because I didn't follow the recipe properly for the birds, I didn't try the sauce. But even with all the changes I made, the hens came out great. I had company for Christmas dinner and they loved it.
The carcasses are now simmering down for stock and smell great.
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Because I failed to read the recipe thoroughly before shopping, I ended up making this without...