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This may be a traditional dish, but the lemon and rosemary really gave it a wonderful flavor and made it into something special. I sprinkled the ingredients over the hens and just basted once the juices started to accumulate. They came out very moist and delicious. I served with stuffing and veggies. Thanks for sharing!
i agree that lemon and rosemary make this special. wonderful
I felt like I was eating a gourmet meal! It was fabulous. I doubled the lemon juice(used fresh lemon)and the rosemary along with 2 crushed garlic cloves. I also put 2 lemon slices inside the cavities before roasting. The flavor of these hens was just wonderful. I have the need to go buy a few more hens right now!!!! Thanks Mimi
Wonderful flavor - I roasted potatoes around the hens (I half cooked them first) awesome. The one problem I had was that there was not enough juice to baste every 10 minutes in fact there was not enough to baste more than once. I added 2 oz of Vodka to the bottom of the pan and swirled it around this made enough "Juice" to baste the hens and get the potatoes absolutely golden brown. Easy delicious recipe. Will do it again
Oh my goodness! This is absolutley delicious. I used fresh lemon and rosemary and roasted the hens on a bed of root vegetables and fresh brussels sprouts. The marinade gave the veggies such wonderful flavor!
What a flavorful blend, so easy too! I put 1/2 a lemon (peeled), garlic clove, and rosemary in my little chopper and poured that mixture over the little hens, basting occasionally. I put the other two quarters of lemon inside before baking. The aroma was superb, the citrus made it very tender and juicy, and the taste was nothing less than gourmet! Served with a wild rice and braised squash medley...this was better than most 5-star restaurants! Perfect for a candelit romantic evening at home.
Made these for Christmas dinner and they turned out great. I liked the slight tang the lemon juice gave it. The only thing I would do different is turn the heat up to 400 for the last 10-15 mins of cooking to give more color to the skins. I will definately be making these again. Thanks Mimi.
Wonderfull! Everyone just loved it. I put 2 sweetpotatoes,peeled and cut into big pieces around it and sprinkled the potatoes with 1/4 tsp.cumin and 1/4 tsp.cinnemon,it was a great meal and I fix my little pousins only this way!thank for sharing.