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Quail Recipes

Quail is a delicious and versatile game bird that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Here are a few quail recipes to try:

  1. Grilled Quail with Herbs:
    • Marinate quail in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and your favorite herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, and parsley) for at least 30 minutes.
    • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates.
    • Grill quail for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and nicely charred.
    • Serve with grilled vegetables and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  2. Roasted Quail with Bacon:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Season quail with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs (such as sage or thyme).
    • Wrap each quail in a slice of bacon, securing it with toothpicks if needed.
    • Place quail on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and quail is cooked through.
    • Serve with roasted potatoes and a green salad.
  3. Pan-Seared Quail with Red Wine Sauce:
    • Season quail with salt and pepper.
    • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a splash of olive oil.
    • Sear quail in the hot skillet for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
    • Remove quail from skillet and set aside.
    • In the same skillet, add minced shallots and cook until softened.
    • Deglaze the skillet with red wine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
    • Stir in chicken or beef broth, a splash of balsamic vinegar, and a tablespoon of butter.
    • Simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, then pour over quail before serving.
  4. Quail Adobo:
    • In a large bowl, mix together soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, and sugar to make the adobo marinade.
    • Add quail to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
    • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a splash of oil.
    • Remove quail from marinade and sear in the hot skillet until browned on all sides.
    • Pour marinade over quail and simmer until quail is cooked through and sauce has thickened.
    • Serve quail adobo with steamed rice and sautéed greens.


hese are just a few ideas to get you started. Quail can be prepared in countless ways, so don't be afraid to get creative in the kitchen! 

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