Grilled Quail With Red Wine-Blackberry Sauce

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READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
Recipe by Dreamgoddess

From Southern Living comes this recipe elegant enough for dinner parties...or cut the recipe in half for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart. Note the prep time includes the time to marinate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (14 ounce) packages quail, dressed with breasts deboned
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian dressing
  • 12 cup dry red wine
  • 1 (9 1/2 ounce) jar seedless blackberry spread


  1. Rinse the quail and pat dry.
  2. Place in a shallow dish and pour the Italian dressing over the quail.
  3. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours, turning occasionally.
  4. In a small saucepan, cook the wine over medium heat about 5 minutes or until it is reduced by half.
  5. Stir in the blackberry spread until smooth.
  6. Set aside 3/4 c for serving.
  7. Remove the quail and discard the marinade.
  8. Grill the quail over medium heat for about 15 minutes, turning one time and frequently basting with the remaining sauce.
  9. To serve, drizzle the quail with the reserved 3/4 c blackberry sauce.

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