Quail Ramen Recipie
Needless to say I love to hunt. I hunt every chance I get, and I have been blessed with a wife that understands that hunting is my drug. Now this past year I pushed it a little and probably went out more than I should have (is there such a thing as too much hunting). One of my favorite hunts to do is upland birds (Pheasant and Quail) now there’s really nothing that compares to upland birds. You get out early in the mornings you breath in the cool brisk air and you walk and walk and walk some more. Then finally you flush some birds, the strange sounds the birds make when they flush really gets the heart rate up. Shit, half the time it makes me jump because I’m still not ready for it. If you haven’t done it, you need to. What are you waiting for stop reading this and go!!! GO NOW!!
Now, like I said I went out a lot this last year, you see I volunteer for an organization called The Fallen Outdoors. The Fallen Outdoors is a 501(c)(3) organization who’s primary Mission is to get veterans out on hunting and Fishing Trips. Last year the organization took out close to 18,000 vets across the US. I took over 50 out on various trips. Now as great as those trips are, the best hunts I went on last year were with my daughter and dad.
My favorite hunt from last year was when I went out with my Dad and my Daughter to hunt upland birds. My daughter was 5 years old at the time and she insisted that we bring her dog (She-ra) along. She-ra is an Australian shepherded who at the time would have been around 6 weeks old. We started out the day hoping for pheasant and quail, but we ended up with around 10 quail. It was awesome watching my daughter run around with her puppy picking up the birds and talking to her “Papa”. Aha the small things in life.
Ingredients and Prep
Now once you have the quail the main question is what do you do with them? How do you cook them? If you’re like me then you have people in your household that aren’t too keen on eating wild game (not going to name any names cough, cough Lisa) and you have to become inventive. The following is a little recipe I came up with.
1 lb. approximately 4 whole Quail
1- Medium yellow onion, diced
8 oz. Mushrooms
2- 14 oz. cans low sodium chicken broth
14 oz. water
½ Tsp Ginger ground or fresh
½ Tbsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
½ Tbsp- Red Pepper Flakes
½ Tbsp Oregano
2-Tbsp soy sauce
½ Tbsp Fish Sauce
½ Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
9-12 OZ Asian Noodles. In a pinch the packages of top Ramen will do (discard seasoning packs)
In an Insta Pot
Combine all ingredients but Noodles.
Set the Insta pot to the manual setting for 20 Minutes. Release pressure manually.
Pull all the quail meat off the bones and discard the bones. Put the meat back in the Insta pot and set the pot to sauté mode. Bring to boil and add noodles cook until noodles are soft.
On the Stove
Combine all Ingredients but the noodles in a large pot.
Bring to boil, boil until you can pull the meat off the quail with a fork.
Pull all the meat from the quail and discard the bones. Put the meat in the pot and add noodles cook until noodles are soft.
Serve and enjoy!!!
- Lime cut into wedges
- Fresh Cilantro Minced
- Green onions diced
- Jalapenos Diced
- Hard Boiled Eggs cut in half