Roast Squab with
Sausage Cornbread Stuffing and Barbecue Blueberry Glaze
A squab is a young domesticated pigeon.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- For Glaze: Whisk together all glaze ingredients.
- 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.
- 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.