BBQ Quail Breasts
Jade, who regularly assists in the test kitchen as well as customer service, created this recipe during a test kitchen session with our boneless quail breasts. Here’s what she had to say about its genesis:
“I thought of recipes where I could substitute quail for chicken thighs. This is a recipe from childhood that we use a lot for potlucks. I always loved it and it’s super easy, but I think the sauce is way better than the stuff you can get out of a bottle.”Jade
6-8 Appetizer or 3-4 Entrée Servings
The recipe calls for 20 boneless quail breasts, because we think that’s enough for about four nice entrée servings (though you may well want more). However, the marinade is enough for 40-50 breasts if you want to make more.
Jade’s VERY particular (militant really) about the brands of condiments she uses in her BBQ sauce. Having tasted the results, we have to say she’s got a good thing going. Substitute at your own risk!
To get the char this recipe needs to really shine, Jade broils the quail breasts, but you could also grill them.
- 1/3 cup Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce (“the brand with the lady & the oyster on the label”)
- 1 cup Heinz Ketchup
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- 3 cloves of Garlic, minced
- 20 Boneless Quail Breasts
“Zip top bags are the best marinating vessel ever! They’re less messy & easier to fit in the fridge”
“I use foil instead of parchment paper for broiling so it won’t catch on fire.”
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