Still experimenting with video. This is my first recipe video. Hope you enjoy!
This is a really, really simple recipe. I hardly ever see quail recipes, but they are a tasty bird. I don't know why this is. Did quail roast go out of fashion or something? I get sick and tired of boring old chicken and this makes a nice change. Although I roasted these, you could as easily smoke them, but roast quail is awesome. You will need:
- 2 Quail per person
- 2 table spoons of pork sausage meat per quail
- half a rasher of bacon per quail
- salt and pepper
First, preheat the oven to 350F, then rinse and dry the quail with paper towels. Stuff them with the sausage meat, wrap the half rasher of bacon over the breast, and keep in place with a wooden skewer or tooth pick, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then cook in the oven for around 45 minutes, depending on the size of the quails. These were small so cooked fast. Really - when the bacon is crispy, they should be done.
I cooked these in my trusty cast iron skillet, but a baking tray will work as well. I served them with a salad dressed in olive oil and white balsamic with a little salt and pepper - as I am still on my low carb diet. Scrumptious and easy to make these, but they are a little different and quite impressive to serve to guests. If you are making them as an appetizer, one would be enough.
I love making my own pizzas, and with a little time and effort, you can easily make your own at home. The investment is well worth the effort, because a home made pizza is much, much better than a delivery pizza. Just try it a couple of times and you will never reach for the phone to order pizza ever again.
You can, if you prefer, use a ready made pizza dough, but I prefer to spend a little extra time making my own. It’s not hard, and once you have the basics down, takes very little time. The great thing about making your own pizza is you know exactly what has gone into it. You can use your own preferred ingredients, and with all things food-related, buy the best ingredients you can find/afford for the best results. When I am short of money (most of the time) I would rather use a small amount of good quality ingredients than a lot of poor quality ingredients any day of the week.
ngredients:For the dough:
- 8 oz plain flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried yeast
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3-4 fl oz hot water (not boiling)
- Olive oil
For the topping:
- 8 oz can tomatoes
- 1 table spoon tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 4 oz salami or pepperoni sliced
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 2 oz mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan or Parmeggiano Reggiano cheese
- 1 fresh pepper, deseeded and sliced
- Olive oil
- Salt and fresh ground pepper
I love to cook. That is probably why my waistline is not what it used to be. It' is now somewhere north of XXX pounds. Hmmm.... I seem to be having trouble writing that. No matter.
My favorite recipes are Italian. I love Italian food. I also love to write recipes that I personally have tried, made up, experimented with and generally think are the best damn easy Italian recipes ever. I have chosen HubPages as the venue for my recipes. They have an extremely helpful set of people running the site, and it looks good. So, I have compiled a brief introduction and a collection of my favorites here. Click on a photo or a link to see the entire recipe. Try them out. If you like them as much as I do, I will be happy. If you don't - I offer a full refund.
While you are over there, take a look at HubPages. It's kinda like WordPress, but with the opportunity to make some advertising money. Never a bad thing. These are in no particular order, I could never pick one recipe over another; they're all great in their own way.