Quail side dish and serving ideas



Quail are a tiny full-flavored bird that you can roast, braise, fry, grill or even saute. They taste gamier than chicken but not so much so that they are off-putting to people who don’t enjoy that taste. For a lot of people, quail is something that they see on restaurant menus or cooking shows, but quail is very easy to prepare at home. Because of their small size, they cook up quick. If you are looking for an elegant weeknight meal you can have them on the table in under 30 minutes.
They have a structure and color similar to chicken, but you will likely want to have two for each person when serving as a main dish. Serve them alongside a warm grain salad and some roasted grapes. Or make a mini thanksgiving style meal with mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, and a delicious tart cranberry sauce. Another idea is to braise a few quail in sage and butter and serve with glazed carrots.

Serve quail with…

Something with Veggies

sautéed radishes
sautéed  turnip
creamed spinach
stuffed portabello mushrooms
sautéed mushrooms
braised leeks
butternut squash
braised fennel
stuffed artichokes
creamed corn
glazed carrots
roasted peas & onions
haricot verts

Something Starchy

rice pilaf
garlic mashed potatoes
mushroom risotto
wild rice
cous cous

Just Salads

waldorf salad
bluegrass salad
rocket salad

Something Saucy

cherry red wine sauce
port sauce

Something More

cornbread & sausage dressing
roasted grapes

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