Pine Ridge Vineyards

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Recipes paired with Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

Molasses Marinated Quail with Frisée and Tapenade

  • 1/2 pound ground top sirloin
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 pound ground veal
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 ounces dried Porcini mushrooms
  • 1/4 ounces dried Porcini mushrooms
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 basil sprig, whole
  • 1 tablespoon basil, finely chopped
  • 1, 16-ounce package dried tagliatelle or linguine
  • salt and pepper as needed

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, molasses, chopped garlic, thyme, wine and quails. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

In a food processor, combine olives, anchovies, capers, basil and garlic. Add olive oil in a steady stream while processing. Stop if oil seems to “break” or fail to emulsify. This tapenade can also sit overnight.

Prepare grill to high heat. Remove quails from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Season each with salt and pepper, then grill each quail, turning only one. Remove quails from heat but keep warm while resting.

Toss frisée with half of tapenade. Add salt and pepper to taste. To plate, place greens in the center and top with quail. Garnish with additional tapenade.

  • Yeilds
  • 6 servings
  • Pair With
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Course
  • Main
  • Ingredient
  • Poultry


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