Quaglie alla Griglia

Grilled Quail with Fregola

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For this dish, semiboneless whole quail are stuffed with a mixture of diced pancetta, garlic, sage, parsley, fennel fronds, and fennel pollen, then grilled. The quail are served with fregola, a large form of couscous, and seasoned with herbs, onion, garlic, grilled corn, and red pepper.

Fregola (from the Italian verb fregare, meaning “to rub”) is an ancient form of pasta originating in Sardinia (probably through contacts with Arab cultures of North Africa). It i