Squab on the spit with prunes, vin santo and sage

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Whole pigeons -; (abt 4 lbs),
\N \N ; cleaned, gutted,
\N \N ; and
\N \N ; livers set aside
12 \N Sage leaves
1 cup Pitted prunes
1 cup Chicken stock
½ cup Vin santo
1 tablespoon Tomato paste or conserve

Season the birds with salt and pepper. Stuff each one with sage leaves and a prune. Skewer on the spit and place in front of hot part of coals with a drip pan. Cook until just cooked through (depending on your fire, about 45 minutes to 1½ hours).

Meanwhile, place remaining sage and prunes into a 1-quart sauce pan with stock, vin santo and tomato conserve. Simmer 30 minutes. Remove birds from spit, cut in half and serve with prunes and roasted potatoes (see the "Roasted Potatoes With Whole Garlic And Rosemary" recipe which is included in this collection).

Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5724)

Per serving: 5 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (19% calories from fat); trace Protein; trace Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 537mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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