Southern Grilled Quail


The weather is getting warmer and so it’s time to dust off the grill and give your spouse a break.  The kids are sure to hang around the house more with these kind of meals.  With this outdoor delight there’s very little preparation and just a few ingredients.

3 Whole Quail per person

Italian Dressing

Salt / Pepper or your favorite seasoning.

Here’s a little secret:  you don’t have to go out and hunt these great tasting birds (though Quail hunting provides lots of fun).  You can buy them at your local supermarket.  I find them at Kroger in the frozen meats section.  They come 4 to a box.  Thaw them out and place in a container.  Drizzle Italian Dressing over them and coat thoroughly.  You don’t need to submerge them in the marinade.  Place the marinating quail in the refrigerator overnight.

Get your grill ready.  I like to slightly dust the quail with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning or you can use your favorite seasonings.  Place the quail on grill over medium to low heat–low heat is probably better.  I like to grill each side for 10-15 minutes.  Be careful you don’t expose them to high heat for very long or you run the risk of drying them out.

Serve and enjoy!

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4 Responses to Southern Grilled Quail

  1. Mia Anstine says:

    Alright! I’m gonna share this one with my husband. He can start taking over the cooking responsibilities! JK! He does all the time. It sounds like a great idea to change things up though.

  2. Mildred Aenchbacher says:

    Sounds delicious.

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