The quail cooking experiment...
I enjoy trying new foods and
experimenting with how to cook them.
Recently had some "homegrown" quail make
its way into my fridge. It basically looks like
small chickens, so I treated it
Here are a couple of the birdies after
marinating in soy sauce for a few hours.
I also sprinkled them with Lawry's seasoning
and some garlic powder and added a
few tablespoons of olive oil.
I cooked them breast side up on the
grill over low flame for about 5-7 minutes
then flipped them and cooked another
5-7 minutes. I didn't want
to overcook them because I knew
they were supposed to be drier
than chicken, but really I want
any form of bird meat to
be thoroughly done.
Overall, the meat was good. A bit
more gamey and a little dry for my
taste, but hey...it was free, so I
enjoyed it. And they looked
really nice. :)
Deep frying them would probably
be a good method to try. I am sure it would
let them retain more juices and
just about anything is good deep fried.
And actually, the meat would probably
have went well in a quail version of
Bottom line, I won't be buying any
quail, but if it is free...heck
yeah...I will cook
Love what you eat and eat what you love! :)