Braised Quail

    55 minutes

    This is a fancy but tasty meal ideal for that next special dinner or even Christmas. Quail is seared then simmered in a rich sauce containing potato, prunes, sultanas and sherry.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
    • 6 whole quails
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 12 shallots or pickling onions
    • 4 large potatoes, cut into wedges
    • 100ml water
    • 18 prunes, stones removed
    • 75g sultanas
    • 50ml sherry

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Insert a wedge of lemon into each quail, season with salt and pepper then pan sear until brown on all sides.
    3. When brown add the shallots and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
    4. Add the potatoes and water then cook over low heat for 20 minutes. The potatoes should still be firm.
    5. Add the prunes, sultanas and sherry; simmer for 15 minutes.
    6. Add more water to the saucepan if needed to get a thin coloured sauce.

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