Originally native to the Middle East, quail are now found across Europe. It’s a small bird, so one will serve one person as a starter, and you’ll need two as a main course. It has a fairly high proportion of lean, meaty flesh to bone, and a delicate flavour.
Note: 4 pieces serves approximately 2 portions.
How do you cook deboned quail?
Oven: Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat with enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Season the quail then sear them in the pan until browned on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Place quail in the oven and roast until cooked through and juices run clear, about 10 – 15 minutes.