Quail can be an excellent alternative to a wild game meal. Learn how to sauté quail breasts.
Quail are delicious little birds, excellent for roasting and a great crowd-pleaser for folks who may be adverse to the idea of wild game (but not for long). Quail hunting is a favored pastime especially for new hunters experiencing their first time in the field with more seasoned sportsmen. Here's a nice blurb regaling the history of the sport:
Quail hunting is an honored tradition in many parts of America. The bird hunting choice of social gentleman who enjoy strolling through fields at a leisurely pace and discussing the issues of the day, quail hunting is not as popular as it once was. But quail hunting is a great way to start bird hunting for beginner hunters.
So, whether you are a seasoned hunter or brand new to the sport, go quail hunting!
Sautéed Semi-boneless Quail
- 4 quail breasts
- Heat a medium sauté pan over high heat
- Season the quail (salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic powder or other seasoning)
- Add butter to the pan, followed by the quail, breast side down
- Cook the quail, without moving them, for about 5 minutes, then carefully flip the quail and baste very well with melted butter, spooning the butter over the breasts
- Cook the second side for an additional 5 minutes, or until the quail is firm and tender
Let rest for 5 minutes, then serve with any side you so wish!