Bacon Wrapped Quail Breast Sliders
This recipe is a game changer (pun intended). Here in Northeast Arkansas we like to hunt, grill, and eat. We like to change things up a bit from the normal grilled chicken, burgers, etc. Game recipes are starting to grow in popularity. Cregeen’s Irish Pub in Jonesboro, AR has been using Jim Quessenberry’s products on their BBQ sandwiches, nachos, and wings for several years. They wanted to add some game to their menu which gave them a chance to introduce Quessenberry’s white BBQ sauce to their customer base. Sauce Beautiful – White is perfect for poultry, fish, and goes good on a pulled pork sandwich just as well. If you want to try your hand at an amazing dish that is guaranteed to delight, follow the recipe below. If you happen to be in the Jonesboro, AR area and aren’t looking to grill for yourself, Come by Cregeen’s Irish Pub and get these sliders paired with a tall cold beer.
Sprinkle quail with Rub Beautiful and black pepper. Wrap breasts with bacon slices using toothpicks to hold in place. Place, breast side down, in a roasting pan. Brush with melted butter.
Grill wrapped breasts on direct heat (out of pan) for 3 to 4 mins per side (Or place pan in oven at 450° for 10 mins) Place pan of wrapped breasts on indirect heat of smoker/grill (Or in oven) Bake at 325°, covered, 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temp up to 160°. Then Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before plating.
(Optional) Sautee red onion rings in butter using a skillet over direct heat.
Remember to remove toothpicks from breasts. Place 3 breasts on 3 rolls per plate with optional sautéed onions. Serve with a dish of white sauce for dipping, and a favorite side. (Ex. Onion Rings, Potato Salad, Side Salad, Fries, Etc.)
Serves 3 people