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Jalapeno Quail Appetizers

 Jalapeno Quail Appetizers
"My husband quail-hunts every season, and this recipe has become our favorite way to serve the birds. The bacon keeps the meat from drying out, and the jalapeno lends a little zip," shares Diana Johnston of Kingston, Oklahoma, "I sometimes serve these cute bundles as a main dish."
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.


  • 2 large jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 12 boneless quail breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 12 bacon strips
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) Italian salad dressing


  • Cut each jalapeno half into three long strips. Place a strip
  • widthwise in the center of each quail breast; roll up from a short
  • side. Wrap each with a bacon strip and secure with toothpicks.
  • Place in a large resealable plastic bag. Add salad dressing; seal bag
  • and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill appetizers, covered, over indirect
  • medium heat for 16-20 minutes or until quail juices run clear and
  • bacon is crisp, turning occasionally. Yield: 1 dozen.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.