Honey Soy Quail


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Simple Food

Simple Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 2002

  • About

Although it is baked in the oven, this crisp-skinned quail tastes as if it has been barbecued over hot coals in Chinatown, which is exactly how you want it to taste.


  • 4 fresh quail, around 200 g each
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3<


Wash the quail and pat dry. Tuck the wing tips in behind the body, and tie the legs together with string. Mix the honey and soy sauce in a bowl, add the quail and coat well. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes. Mix the five-spice powder with the salt and set aside.

Heat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Drain the quail, place in a baking tin and drizzle with the sesame oil. Bake the quail for 30 mi