Grilled, Stuffed Quail; Cajun Smothered Potatoes; Grilled Baby Bok Choy
This recipe calls for a locally source chicken, spinach, and feta cheese sausage to be used for the stuffing. Feel free to use whatever stuffing you like.
½pound Sausage (raw, without casing)
3tablespoons Olive oil
1cup Dry red wine
1ounce Unsalted butter (sliced and chilled)
Louisiana Love Seasoning to taste
Stuff the cavity of each quail with sausage, and season the outside with Louisiana Love. Grill over hardwood fire for 3-4 minutes and remove. Place heavy pot over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, place the quail in the pot and brown well. Deglaze with red wine and cook until liquid is reduced by half. Check the internal temperature of the stuffing using a meat thermometer, ensuring an internal temperature of 160° is met. Remove quail and reduce heat ti simmer. Whisk in each piece of butter making sure it is completely incorporated before adding the next. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Cajun Smothered Potatoes
The real trick to this dish is to allow the potatoes to brown well without burning. It’s a delicate balancing act that once perfected will give you true, authentic, Cajun flavor.
3pounds Yukon Gold (or red) potatoes
1pound Cajun smoked sausage
¼cup Olive oil
1cup Onions (chopped)
4cloves Garlic (chopped)
Louisiana Love Extra Love Seasoning to taste
Cut potatoes with skin on into ½ inch pieces. Cut sausage into ½ inch slices. Place heavy pot over medium-high heat and add oil. Once hot and shimmering, add potatoes, sausage, and onions. Cook and stir often for 5-7 minutes then add water, seasoning, and garlic. Reduce heat to medium, add garlic, and stir often as potatoes breakdown. Once soft the potatoes will begin to stick to the bottom of the pot. Scrape and stir until whole mass is rusty brown color. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Grilled Baby Bok Choy
It is important to place the bulbs over the fire and the leaves away from the fire.
Slice bok choy lengthwise, coat with olive oil, season lightly with Louisiana Love Seasoning Blend, and grill until tender.