From, "Traditions...A Taste of the Good Life," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 2 (1-1/2 pound) Cornish hens, split lengthwise by butcher
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 medium to small onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil


Generously sprinkle hens with garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Place cut side down in a lightly greased 9 x 13 baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and bake an additional 30 minutes.  Saute onions and sliced mushrooms in 1 stick butter over medium heat for 5 minutes.  Stir in wine and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, according to taste.  Pour mixture over hens and bake an additional 30 minutes or until juices run clear.  Place hens on a serving platter, reserving pan juices.  Blend in sour cream with a wire whisk.  Add basil.  Pour over hens.  Garnish with fresh parsley and whole fresh mushrooms.


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