Quail, Catfish and Wild Rice Smoke

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by cowgirl, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I wanted to smoke a couple of quail but didn't want to fire up a smoker just for two of them...next thing I new I had a drum full of stuff.

    The quail are some bobwhites I got this season, the catfish I caught the end of the summer.

    I marinaded the quail for a couple of hours in a mixture of olive oil, sherry, soy and garlic. Then stuffed with wild onions and wrapped in bacon.

    I marinaded the catfish in a mixture of water, soy, brown sugar, kosher salt, and hot sauce.

    Rolled some brussel sprouts in olive oil, sprinked with kosher salt and cracked black pepper and wrapped in bacon.

    Used a long grain/wild rice mix and added olive oil, chicken broth and more wild onions..

    Smoked everything with a bit of mesquite.

    I covered the rice after 45 minutes...

    The whole smoke took a little over one hour.

    The brussel sprouts..

    The catfish...

    The smoked quail on rice...

    It was pretty tasty!

    Thanks for checking out my supper. :)
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well Jeanie, you got me drooling again! That's a unique way to do brussel sprouts. I will definitely be trying that. Thanks for the pics.
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, that's beautiful food. Thanks for sharing your idea for brussel sprouts, we love them here. [​IMG]
  4. oleolson

    oleolson Meat Mopper

    Looks like an excellent dinner. What do the brussel sprouts taste like?
  5. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dang it Jeanie, that is some fine looking grub ya got there [​IMG]

    I know better than to open one of your posts before lunch [​IMG]
  6. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    I need to start bringing an extra shirt to work...I keep getting drool marks down my front everytime I look at your posts!
  7. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, that looks good Jeanie!!
    Great looking meal!
  8. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


  9. poolq

    poolq Newbie

    OK, now you've gone and done it. I thought I'd never, ever eat another brussel sprout. Looks like I was wrong....great post as usual Jeanie![​IMG]
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you so much folks! It was pretty tasty!

    Ole, brussel sprouts taste similar to cabbage (in my opinion) but a bit milder in flavor maybe..
    I like just about anything wrapped in bacon. lol

    I smoke these just like I do bacon wrapped corn on the cob...when I put them in the smoker I do not move it around. Just let it sit or the bacon will fall off.

    Thanks again. :)
  11. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty INDEED!!! You did it again...now I gotta finda sumn tasty to nibble on 'til dinner is ready!!! SLURP!

    Thanks for sharing sharing such a sweet smoke!

  12. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Once again, superb job!

    You really should be on TV!
  13. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member


    You are an artist!
  14. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice looking feast Jeanie [​IMG]! I'd love some of that catfish.
  15. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    unique-nice spread-love it gal
  16. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    Very nice smoke you put together there Jeanie. I especially loved the brussel sprout idea. You did great with the presentation too. 'Unique' is a huge understatement. Thanks for sharing the QVIEW with us,

  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Eric, Shawn, Chris, Dave, Des and Tom!! You're too sweet!
  18. Good job, how did the brussel sprouts come out? I love them but never tried them that-a-way![​IMG]
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jim, they were tasty. I used fresh sprouts..I suppose frozen would work just the same. They were nice and tender with a smokey flavor. The bacon added a lot of flavor. I did season them a bit before wrapping.

    I didn't move them around in the smoker..just left them in the same spot the whole smoke so the bacon wouldn't come off. :)
    Good luck to you if you try them. :)
  20. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Jeanie...you have done it again. Here I have been absent over a month and I see this in the first five minutes...sigh!! Asusual a fine feed for anyone.[​IMG]

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