How to Make a Hearty, Southern Game Bird Pie

first_img How to Cook Steak in the Oven MethodPlace quail in a pot with 2 quarts water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until quail are done. Strain quail and reserve liquid. Set quail and liquid to the side to cool. Once quail has cooled, pull from bones and discard the bones.Sauté vegetables in butter until tender. Add tomato paste and stir until evenly distributed. Add flour, stir and cook until flour starts to brown.Add red wine and stir. Using the liquid that was used to cook the quail, add just enough to cover the vegetables. Add herbs. Stir until flour is completely incorporated into the liquid.Cook for 20 minutes stirring frequently.Add quail and season with salt and pepper.  Set aside to cool.Line an 11¾” x 8” pan with tart dough on the bottom and sides. Place quail mixture inside and spread evenly throughout the pan. Lay another sheet of tart dough on top. Brush with egg wash.Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for approximately 1 hour or until golden brown.*Tart Dough12½ ounces all purpose flour1 tablespoon salt10½ ounces butter, cold1/3 cup water, coldBlend flour and salt.  Add butter and pinch to the size of hazelnuts with your fingertips.  Add water and mix by hand just until the dough comes together.  The butter should still be lumpy.  Gather dough into a ball and then flatten.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to using.  After putting the dough into a pie shell or tart pan allow to rest for at least 30 minutes before baking to prevent shrinkage. Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Who isn’t yearning for cool autumn air about now? It may be hot as hell around most of the country but we are already day dreaming about flannels, fire pits, and fall cooking. On a recent visit to Brays Island we met their Chef Ron Andrews. Andrews is a Certified Executive Chef and a 2013 inductee into the American Academy of Chefs. He was also named 2014 Chef of the Year for the American Culinary Federation Chefs of the Low Country and has earned several gold, silver and bronze medals competing in ACF-sanctioned competitions.What the residents of Brays Island love about him most, however, is his Game Bird Pie. When quail season kicks in, Brays Island residents bring Andrews their haul and he turns their hunt into one helluva pie. What makes this pie unique (besides the quail) is the dark sauce. Most pies have a white sauce, but the brown gives this pie extra depth, richness, and character. Believe us, we tried it and nearly embarrassed ourselves eating it so fast.Quail season starts in September, so you don’t have to wait too long to try this recipe. Maybe even do a test run with a chicken before going deep on the real McCoy. Chef Andrews also recommends duck, pheasant, and chukar, if you can’t find (or shoot) quail.Chef Ron Andrews Gamebird Pie RecipeIngredients1 dozen Quail2 quart water4 tablespoon butter1½ cups assorted root vegetables (diced)1 cup onion (diced02 tablespoons tomato paste2 ounces flour½ cup good red wine1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped½ tablespoon fresh thyme, choppedtart dough*egg washsalt & pepper to taste The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious center_img How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Editors’ Recommendations 10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredientlast_img read more

UN rights chief raises serious concerns about rushed trial of former Maldives

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein described Mr. Nasheed’s trial as “a rushed process that appears to contravene the Maldives’ own laws and practices and international fair trial standards in a number of respects.” According to a news release issued by the High Commissioner’s office (OHCHR), the trial began one day after Mr. Nasheed’s arrest, which was made on the charge that Mr. Nasheed authorised the unlawful detention of Criminal Court Judge Abdulla Mohamed in 2012 when he was the country’s President. Having previously faced charges for the same complaint, which were withdrawn by the Prosecutor-General, Mr. Nasheed was arrested again under the Anti-Terrorism Act.OHCHR noted that the trial did not follow stipulations in the Maldives’ Constitution, which states that anyone accused of a crime shall have the right to adequate time and facilities for the preparation of his defence, and did not follow international fair trial standards.“The Government argues the new case against Nasheed was based on the same materials previously available to his legal team, but he should still have been given time to instruct his counsel and prepare a new defence,” the High Commissioner said, noting that Mr. Nasheed’s legal team recused itself after the sixth hearing, with the court failing to wait until he had new counsel before proceeding with the trial.“The fact that judges in the case, as well as the Prosecutor-General, have also been witnesses in the investigation must raise serious questions about conflicts of interest,” he continued, pointing out also that Nasheed’s defence was prevented from calling witnesses. “This trial began one day after the former President’s arrest and was completed after 11 hearings in 19 days. It is hard to see how such hasty proceedings, which are far from the norm in the Maldives, can be compatible with the authorities’ obligations under international law to conduct a fair trial.”The High Commissioner noted that the courts refused requests by the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives and domestic as well as international observers to monitor the trial proceedings, saying Mr. Nasheed’s case was too important to have proceeded with so little attention to correct methods.“Clearly no one should be above the law, and the trial of a former Head of State would be a major challenge for any government,” he stated. “But in a polarized context, and given the long-standing serious concerns about the independence and politicization of the judiciary in the Maldives, this case should have been handled with much greater care and transparency.” He added that Mr. Nasheed would now be able to appeal to the High Court, but the statement also pointed out that new appeal procedures were introduced six weeks ago reducing the time allowed to lodge an appeal from 90 working days to just ten. On top of that, the court’s written justification for the conviction may take several days to become available.“He must be given adequate time and the possibility to prepare and present his defence,” said the High Commissioner, adding that a “sharp spotlight” was now shining on the Maldives’ judicial processes. “The flagrant irregularities in this case can still be rectified in the appeal process, and I urge the authorities to restore domestic and international confidence in the legal system by enabling international jurists to observe the appeal process.” read more