Quail spiedini with sage polenta and asiago

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Skewers, soaked in water 8 hours
8 Quail, boneless
4 Pieces pancetta, into 1" cubes
2 ounces Balsamic vinegar
2 ounces Virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons Honey
1 tablespoon Black pepper
1 medium Red onion, in 1/4" dice
4 cups Water
10 Sage leaves, chopped
1 cup Polenta
½ cup Asiago, freshly grated

Check quail for bones or feathers and place in mixing bowl. Add pancetta, vinegar, olive oil, honey and black pepper and toss to coat. Set aside and preheat grill.

In a 3-quart saucepan, place onion, water and sage and bring to a boil.

Thread one quail, followed by one piece of pancetta, followed by one quail on each of four skewers and place on hottest part of grill. Cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until just pink at the leg bones. Meanwhile, pour polenta slowly in a thin stream into boiling water, until all is incorporated and polenta thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes. Switch to a wooden spoon, add Asiago and cook another minute, until as thick as paste. Remove from heat and pour on to a service-ready cutting board. Pile skewers on top of polenta and serve.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe by: Molto Mario MB1D17 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #611 by Sue <suechef@...> on May 13, 1997

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