Now this is a real treat. An online exclusive from my buddy Brent Wolfe from the legendary Wolfe Ranch Quail.
If you know about Wolfe Ranch Quail then you know how exclusive and elusive they are to are get them while they are available
- 2 x 12 oz "beyond jumbo quail" / package
Thinking about preparing Quail for the first time?
Have no fear. If you have not had the experience of preparing quail at home you will be amazed at the caliber of meal you can prepare on your first shot. Don't over cook!
Brine for 2 hrs in a simple brine. I like to truss them prior to cooking but its not necessary.
Preheat your oven to 425F
Using a skillet on your range top, brown the quail with organic olive oil in a skillet turning the quail often to evenly brown all all sides. (they have a lot of sides). I like to make them nice and crispy.
Once brown, move the entire hot skillet with browned birds to the oven which should be 425F.
Try 10 min in the oven (temp them in the thickest part of the breast you want to cook them a little pink around the bone so I pull them around 135-140F.
Pull off the skillet to make sure they dont continue cooking and rest them on cutting board.
Make a quick jus with the browned quail olive oil by adding a little chicken broth and reducing.
Using a nice pair of scissors you can split the birds in half easily and serve a party of 4 with the 2 birds. The two birds creates a wonderful meal that will transport you to your favorite restaurant instantly.
Eat quail with your hands.
These birds are so rich wonderful, Brent really finished these birds beautifully. This is a favorite meal of my wife and kids. My son says its is favorite meat...smart kid.