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Roast Squab with
Sausage Cornbread Stuffing and Barbecue Blueberry Glaze

No recipe image available.A squab is a young domesticated pigeon.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup canola oil
2 cups self-rising corn meal
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg, beaten

3 ounces Andouille sausage
1/4 cup diced red pepper
1/4 cup diced green pepper
2 tablespoons dried blueberries
1/3 cup chicken stock - divided use
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup cornbread, crumbled
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 cups Port wine sauce
1/4 cup tomato-based barbecue sauce
1/4 cup dried blueberries

2 (3/4 to 1 pound each) squabs, cleaned and plucked
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup fresh blueberries, for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cornbread: Coat entire iron skillet with oil; heat at 450ºF (230ºC) for about 15 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients; pour batter into hot skillet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350ºF (175ºC) for 30 minutes. Cool.
  2. For Stuffing: Sauté sausage 10 minutes; add diced red and green peppers and dried blueberries. Deglaze pan with 1/4 cup chicken stock; pour over cornbread. Add remaining two tablespoons chicken stock, beaten eggs, salt and pepper; mix lightly with fork to combine.
  3. For Glaze: Whisk together all glaze ingredients.
  4. For Squab: Stuff squab and truss. Sear in olive oil at medium high-heat to brown and seal in juices. Brush squab with glaze; finish in oven for about 20 minutes at 425ºF (220ºC), brushing with glaze as needed.
  5. Remove stuffing and place in center of plate. Slice breast and fan on plate; place legs and thighs over cornbread. Brush with glaze; garnish with fresh blueberries.

Makes 2 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Association For Dressings and Sauces.