Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
45 Mins
Chill Time
30 Mins
4 servings

Quail gets a hearty dose of Asian-inspired flavor in this game recipe. Grilling the quail brings out the sweetness of the marinade, infusing the meat with moist, bold flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Remove quail from marinade, reserving marinade.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Ratings & Reviews

marionb52's Review

March 17, 2013
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.