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Cornish Hen in Wine Sauce

Cornish Hen always looks elegant, but is so easy to prepare that it mainly fixes itself.  For a heart healthier meal, don't eat the skin. heart healthy


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1 Cornish hen, split lengthwise
1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
garlic salt
1 1/2 tbsp. butter or margarine
salt and fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 small onion chopped
3 tbsp. commercial no-fat sour cream
Sprinkle hen halves with seasonings; place cut side down in a lightly greased baking dish.
Cover with foil, and bake at 350o for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 30 minutes. Sauté onion and mushrooms in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes; stir in wine. Pour wine mixture over hen halves. Bake another 25 minutes or until juice runs clear when thigh is pierced with a fork. Remove hen halves to serving platter and stir sour cream into pan drippings. Pour over Cornish hen.

Source: Southern Living Cookbook for Two

Serve with Asparagus Salad Vinaigrette
Baked apples shared the oven with the hens. Two apples were cored, peeled, and placed in a shallow casserole. After putting 1 tbsp. sugar in the center of each apple, sprinkle with 1/4 teas. each of cinnamon and nutmeg and top with a pat of butter. Heat 1/3 cup apple juice to boiling, add to dish and bake @ 400o for 1 hour, basting occasionally with juice.