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Chinese Roasted Quail

Chinese Roasted Quail

So I made two dishes for Mother’s Day. I’ve never made quail before so I decided to give it a whirl. This is a dish for special occasions.



  • 6 quail
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Green onions chopped
  • Thai chillies


  • Mix honey, sesame oil, garlic powder, grated ginger, Chinese five-spice, sugar, soy sauce and salt in small bowl
  • Combine quail and spice mixture in a zip lock back and marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours
  • Heat frying pan to medium to high heat and sear quail 3 minutes on each side. Be sure to turn often as quail burns easily
  • Put quail in pre-heated oven and bake for 1 hour on low heat until skin is crispy
  • Top with Thai chilies and green onions

There you have it. Enjoy!!