- 4 (1 1/4-pound) Cornish hens, split
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 1/2 cup sherry
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (8-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
How to Make It
Rinse hens with cold water, and pat dry. Combine lemon juice, salt, and pepper; rub mixture over hens. Place hens, breast side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Brush with butter; pour sherry over hens. Cover lightly, and bake at 325° for 1 hour. Uncover and broil 6 inches from heat about 10 minutes. Transfer hens to a large serving platter; set aside.
Combine pan drippings and flour in a skillet, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in mushrooms. Spoon gravy over hens.