The Only Bacon-Wrapped Quail Recipe You’ll Ever Need

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What else can I say except quail? Quail. I did not see it coming.


Who knew that buying quail meat would be one of the most colorful experiences of my life? We were having guests over for a special occasion – after they had been through an ordeal – and we wanted to make something comforting yet fancy. Familiar yet exotic. So then I wound up at one of the most interesting meat shops in the world with a half dozen employees helping me and giving me cooking advice. It was awesome. And how did it turn out in the long run? Or rather, short run. Let me show you.

Quail cooks quickly because it’s so small, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require some love. I sprinkled mine with salt and pepper, and brushed a garlic butter on it before cooking. Through trial and error and a lot of help from my various friends from the best meat store ever, I learned the best cooking procedures. What made it fantastic was the high flavor and the ease of cooking. I honestly impressed myself, and I swear I don’t impress myself that often! When I do, I can admit it though!

I paired my quail with Cassidy’s beet and pear salad (so good) and wild rice.

So what do you think? Are you ready to try it out?

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Bacon-Wrapped, Spice-Rubbed Quail

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Bacon-Wrapped, Spice-Rubbed Quail

With game recipes gaining in popularity, this recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. For a special note, pay attention to the timing of covering and uncovering the roast pan, so that the bacon is evenly cooked.

Ingredients

  • 4 quail, dressed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Combine melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder and dried parsley and set aside
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the quail
  4. Wrap each one in 1 (or 2) bacon slices
  5. Place them breast side down in a roasting pan
  6. Brush with garlic butter
  7. Bake for 10 minutes uncovered
  8. Reduce heat to 325 and cover pan
  9. Bake for 40 minutes
  10. Uncover, and bake for another 5 minutes to evenly cook bacon
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Awesome, right?

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She’s part Husky, (we think) part Basenji, and all-around adventurer. She’s afraid of our cat, but goes to NJ, CT, and Cape Cod with us like it’s nothing. I take her feeding as seriously as I take my own, which is how I discovered NEW Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ with Turkey, Duck & Quail while shopping at Target for my weekly family trip.

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My girl:

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: A Quirky Compilation.

I’m never really wordless.

Well, I shouldn’t say that. I’ve been known to be without speech at key moments in time – at the end of Lion King and American Beauty, and for 20 minutes after. During the whole of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and for about two hours after. When faced with grand surprises (puppies, 20-foot tall Christmas trees, and trips). When presented with public declarations of love, and/or engagement rings. Even then, I generally know what to say. Something along the lines of “Yes” or “I love you too.”

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I don’t get writer’s block, at least the way people describe the feelings of writer’s block. If I have to write something but need a break, I do the walk away method, or the call a friend method, or the go shopping for hot sundress method, or the eat ice cream with extra rainbow sprinkles method. If I don’t have to write something, I may not want to write. I may be too fried from SITS Girls articles, blog commenting, lengthy emails, and three posts a week – generally no more or no less, thank you very much.

And what I do get is busy – busy with packing for this weekend’s beach vacation (I may actually relax). Busy with letting Des linger in the sandbox at Scarlet’s camp. Busy with resting my tired, overthinking head. Busy with summer reading or making Wordless Wednesday posts that are actually supposed to be nearly wordless, and are getting to be three paragraphs in already!

I get busy editing clients’ photos. So busy I forget to edit personal photos for months on end:

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So I sat down yesterday and today and started catching up on all of the stories that happened in between the stories you see photos about. I do that. I jump around. A little here, and a lot there. There are moments that fall through the cracks, though. In between editing all of the photos from getting Athena, and then the kittens, to the graduations and birthday parties and so many other big things, I forgot to upload and edit the photos that tell less of a story – or just do so in fewer photos. Everything else.

So that’s what I have for you today – in this nearly but not even remotely close to nearly Wordless Wednesday. I have a quirky bunch of photos from early Spring on. And I think they tell stories – I can tell you the stories or you can tell me some stories. It will be a “Choose Your Own Adventure” kind of thing. If you want to hear more, just tell me the photo and I’ll tell you more:

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