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Unread 06-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
AZCyclone
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Default Yummy little birds...

I brine my birds after cleaning in salt water for an hour or so prior to putting them in the freezer. ( Sometimes it takes multiple hunts to make enough for a meal) I have grilled and smoked quite a bit of quail over the years, and I always brine them. One thing I usually do is smoke it for maybe a half hour, then wrap it inside foil with a little butter, salt and pepper, and sliced onion to finish it, if I have bacon grease, I'll use that instead of butter and cut back on the salt. I clean my birds without the skin, so I have to be really careful about them drying out. They are little so they are really easy to overcook. I have made my share of quail jerky! Pretty bad if the dog won't touch it... Good Luck!
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