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Quail are back

BabyBoomBBQBabyBoomBBQ Posts: 703
edited 6:50PM in EggHead Forum
I heard what I thought was a Quail call & walked
to the rear of the yard. I looked around & came
face 2 face with a large male 5 feet away.
Sorry, no pics.
I love spring, even in a drought. [p]So, how do u cook them? ;-)

Comments

  • RichardRichard Posts: 698
    BabyBoomBBQ,[p]One of our favorite meals.[p]Quail, Bacon Wrapped, Stuffed, Richard
    [p] Ingredients
    6 Whole Quail
    *****OR*****
    1-2 Cornish Game Hens
    3 cups Cooked Rice, Basmati preferred
    1/2 cup Pignole, Pine Nuts, Peacans, Walnuts, your choice
    1/2 cup Chutney
    1/4 cup Scallions
    12 Pieces Bacon
    **SAUCE**
    1 Jar Raspberry Jam 4-6 Oz. or Orange Marmalade
    Dijon Mustard
    Balsamic Vinegar
    Lemon Juice
    Salt/Pepper




    Preparation
    1 Cook Rice, Basmati or Jasmine preferred, Use 1/3 orange juice by volume of total liquid used to cook rice.
    2 Mix cooked rice w/ nuts ( pignoles or pecans chopped), chutney, scallions, stuff quail, works well w/cornish game hens, just takes more. ingredients to stuff birds. Use: pepper, salt,poultry seasoning whatever you like for rub.. Stuff birds w/mixture.
    Cooking
    1 Wrap birds w/bacon , may take 2-3 pieces to totally wrap quail, cornish lay 2-3 pieces on breast and cook indirect breast up. For quail skewer w/large tooth picks or something else to hold the bacon.
    2 Place in oven baking dish on rack to keep drippings underneath or place on BGE and grill using indirect method. Bake 325-350 F for 40-50 minutes until bacon is crispy, Start quail birds breast down, and turn breast up 1/2 way into cook. "V" rack works well for cornish, cook breast up with bacon strips.
    Sauce
    1 Mix the sauce ingredients in a pan on low heat, add raspberry jam first. Tablespoon Dijon, Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar. Lemon juice and seasoning. Bring to slow boil and stir; adjust to your tastes. Orange marmalade may be substituted for the raspberry.
    2 Rest 10 minutes. Serve. If Egging be careful not to let the drippings flare and burn bacon/birds. Great reheated next day.


    Servings: 6
    Yield: 6
    Preparation time: 45 minutes
    Cooking time: 1 hour
    Ready in: 1 hour and 30 minutes

    Recipe Type
    Main Dish, Poultry

    Recipe Source
    Author: Richard Howe, 05/25/02[p]Source: BGE Forum, Richard, 02/27/06


    [p]

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    BabyBoomBBQ,[p]Fricasseed.[p]~thirdeye~[p]
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • Quailonegg-Feb132007010.jpg?t=1176807212
    <p />BabyBoomBBQ,
    Here's a simple recipe I used not long ago for quail. [p]Took whole clean quail, and cut a little slit along the boneand the meat on each side of the breast. Put a small piece of pepperjack cheese in the slit. Wrapped quail in bacon. Sprinkled Dizzy Dust on em. [p]Can't remember what temp I cooked at (probably around 325 to 350. Also can't remember what kind of wood I used for smoke (but I think it was apple).[p]They were some kinda good. [p][p]

  • BabyBoomBBQBabyBoomBBQ Posts: 703
    BabyBoomBBQ,[p]Thanks for the ideas!
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