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    Quail in the Limelight

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    yaya78006's Note:

    A "company" perfect dish! This is a knockoff of the old recipe for Chicken in the limelight. My family loves that I have used it for quail. Can also be made with any game bird as well with Cornish Hens.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      About 1 hour before serving: Separately, grate peel and squeeze juice from lime & place quail in bowl; toss with lime juice.
    2. 2
      Combine flour, salt and paprika in bag and shake quail.
    3. 3
      Preheat oven to 375°F.
    4. 4
      In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot vegetable oil, brown quail halves on both sides.
    5. 5
      Arrange in 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
    6. 6
      Pour white wine over quail. Combine grated lime peel, brown sugar and dried mint; sprinkle over quail.
    7. 7
      Bake, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes until quail is fork tender,testing often & basting with pan juices frequently while baking.
    8. 8
      To serve, arrange quail on platter. Skim fat from drippings in pan; pour pan juices over quail .
    9. 9
      Garnish with lime wedges, sliced avocado and mint sprigs.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 25, 2007

      55

      My family really loved this recipe. I used a wine called Colombo marsala (dry).

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    • on October 01, 2007

      55

      This was my first time cooking quail, and this was a simple and easy recipe. It came out perfect! Thanks so much for posting this.

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    • on November 22, 2006

      55

      Delicious and easy way to prepare game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Quail in the Limelight

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 312.0
     
    Calories from Fat 160
    51%
    Total Fat 17.7 g
    27%
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 82.8 mg
    27%
    Sodium 448.5 mg
    18%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.5 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 4.8 g
    19%
    Protein 22.2 g
    44%

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