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Stuffed Quail or Cornish Game Hens
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Recipe Type: Main Dish, Poultry
6 Whole Quail
1-2 Cornish Game Hens
3 cups Cooked Rice, Basmati preferred
1/2 cup Pignole, Pine Nuts, Pecans, Walnuts, your choice
1/2 cup Chutney
1/4 cup Scallions
12 Pieces Bacon
1 Jar Raspberry Jam 4-6 Oz. or Orange Marmalade
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.
3 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.
4 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.
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.