Mushroom-Stuffed Quail Wrapped in Grape Leaves

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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It’s not just the Italians who have a penchant for the quail/polenta combination. So do the Romanians, who call polenta mamaliga and like to garnish the soft cornmeal mush with a medley of sweet and smoked cheeses. This recipe is from the southern part of Romania.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large onions, diced (about 3 cups)



Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a small sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Season with the salt and pepper and set aside. Melt the remaining 3 ta