Recipe by chef Gianni Gallucci from the August/September 2017 issue.
- 4 whole quail, dressed
- 4 ounces white wine
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 ounces rosemary, chopped
- 2 ounces sage, chopped
- Rainbow carrots
- Heirloom potatoes
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces candied cherries
- 4 pieces of pancetta
- Place the deboned quail in a large bowl, and add the white wine, rosemary, and sage. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together, coating the quail well, then cover, and refrigerate overnight.
- Lightly peel the carrots, and place on a cooking sheet with the potatoes. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over the vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. (For a wood-burning oven: cook at 700 degrees until vegetables are tender.)
- Sear quail on each side, then remove from oven. Stuff each piece of quail with the candied cherries, then wrap each with pancetta. Place on a cooking sheet, and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Cook at 350 degrees until meat is done, approximately 15 minutes.
In a large serving dish, lay out the carrots and potatoes. Place the cooked quail on top. Add some fresh sprigs of rosemary and sage for color.
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