A great dish for entertaining. Very easy recipe, requires 30 minutes to marinate quail. I made extra sauce to drizzle over white rice. I would advise finger bowls! You definitely need to use your fingers to enjoy every morsel of meat.
Asian Grilled Quail
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
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Chill: 30 Minutes
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce
- 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 8 quail, dressed
- 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- Garnishes: sliced green onions or green onion curls
- Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish or large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag, gently squeezing to blend; add quail. Cover or seal, and chill 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
- Remove quail from marinade, reserving marinade.
- Prepare fire by piling charcoal or lava rocks on 1 side of grill, leaving the other side empty. Place rack on grill. Arrange quail over empty side; grill, covered with grill lid, 30 minutes or until done.
- Pour reserved marinade intoa small saucepan. Reserve 1/4 cup chicken broth, and add remaining chicken broth to marinade. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; boil, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
- Whisk together cornstarch and reserved 1/4 cup chicken broth until smooth. Whisk into marinade mixture; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Serve with quail; garnish, if desired.
- Asian Grilled Cornish Hens: Substitute 4 (1- to 1 1/2 pound) Cornsh hens for quail. Grill as directed 45 to 50 minutes or until done.
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