Quail in Lettuce with Kumquats

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Game Cookery

Game Cookery

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1989

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This is one of my favourite recipes for quail. You could serve it on small potato galettes if you wanted it to be more substantial. A good recipe for supermarket quail which come without the tasty livers and hearts.


  • 8 quail
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 120 g (4


Season the prepared birds and brown in the oil and 30 g (1 oz) of the butter. Peel the skin off 8 kumquats - easy to do with your fingers - and chop the skin coarsely. Mix the chopped skin with the remaining butter. Divide it into 8 knobs and stuff the cavities of the quail. Blanch the lettuce leaves by pouring boiling water over them and leaving for a minute or two. Dry on tea towels then cut