It's always nice to work with chefs who are also hunters. You can bet that: A) They really know what they're doing in the kitchen. B) They'll be respectful of the harvest. C) They understand why we love to spend time outdoors.
Jason McConnell is one of those chefs.
Chef McConnell, originally from rural Tennessee, runs the popular restaurant Red Pony in Nashville, where he includes fish and game on the menu--including the quail dish that he shared below.
And when he's not busy whipping up amazing meals in the kitchen, McConnell loves to hunt. He even managed to bag this gobbler this spring. Speaking of turkeys: If you don't have any quail meat in your freezer, McConnell says you can use wild turkey instead. Enjoy. --Colin