Quail with Oriental Glaze

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  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 8 (about 1-1/2 lb/ 750 g) quails
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Rinse quail and pat dry. Using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of backbone and remove. Pry open and make 1-inch (2.5 cm) incision at top into breastbone. Flatten with heel of hands; place in large shallow glass baking dish.

In small bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and five-spice powder. Brush over both sides of quail; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or for up to 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Reserving marinade, transfer quail to rack in roasting pan; roast, brushing once with marinade, in oven for about 25 minutes or until juices run clear when pierced.

Meanwhile, in small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring remaining marinade and 1/4 cup (50 mL) water to boil; boil gently for 5 minutes. Brush sauce over quail before serving.

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Quail with Oriental Glaze