Trellys Grilled Wild Quail

Wild Quail has a taste all of it's own ,Very different to commercially grown Quail as they are free range and feed on natural seed and the such Quail can be taken during the hunt season from around Easter time through to june , check dates .Hunting with a dog is recommended as Quail can sit tight in thick ground cover , and are very hard to find once downed in such cover . My Labrador first on the scene usually partakes in the feast of the first 4 or 5 before allowing me to start filling my quota Take 6 to 8 Fresh field shot Stubble Quail . Once plucked , cut down middle of breast with sharp scissors and butterfly . This makes it easy to gut and prepare for cooking . Lightly cover Quail with olive oil , salt , oregano and Garlic . At this stage the Quail can be left to marinate for 1 hour or frozen . Grill for around 7 min each side on high .

Ingredients

Serves: 2 

  • 6 to 8 Quail
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Oregano
  • Garlic

Directions

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Butterfly Quail through breast for gutting and ease of preparation and Grilling
  2. Marinate in Oil , Salt , Oregano , Garlic for approximately 1 hour or freeze for later .
  3. Heat grill to high and grill for around 7 min each side. Baste with any left over Marinate mix

Tip

The base is Salt and oil can be flavored from there to any direction , Sweet chilli sauce , Honey soy , whatever . Enjoy

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