Marinated, Flattened Quail

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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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  • 4 quails
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ro


You have to start this well before you want to eat. If you don’t mind fiddling about with meat first thing in the morning (and I don’t), do it before going to work; otherwise do it before you go to bed the previous night. With kitchen shears, or any good scissors, trim the wing tips from the quails. Then cut along both sides of the backbone and remove the backbone, so the quails lie flat, or fl