1 tsp. crushed red peppers
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. crushed thyme
6 quail, prepared for cooking
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
Prepare a rub of the dry ingredients. Rub into the quail. Place rubbed quail into shallow baking pan. Whisk together the oil and maple syrup and pour over the quail. Turn to coat evenly.
Place the quail breast-side down on an oiled rack over medium heat. Watch for flare-ups. Cover and grill for about 8 minutes. Turn. Brush with the syrup/oil mixture. Finish grilling about 8 more minutes or until breast meat is at 180 degrees.
Serving side dish suggestions: Green salad with fresh peaches and blue cheese, potato wedges.
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The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!
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