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Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe and a most surprising flavor combination! You will love this one...

Quail with Grapes & Cilantro

Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 531 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 quail legs
  • 2 handfuls white grapes
  • ½ cup dry white wine (120 ml)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme or herbs
  • a handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • garlic powder
  • a tiny pinch of caster sugar
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Transfer the quail legs, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the dried herbs to a mixing bowl. Season with pepper and salt.

    Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe and a most surprising flavor combination! You will love this one...
  2. Stir the quail legs well until they are coated on all sides with the seasoned olive oil. Put the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes to marinate. Then pour a good splash of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and place it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the quail legs.
    Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe and a most surprising flavor combination! You will love this one...
  3. Fry the legs on one side for 4 to 5 minutes until golden. Then turn them over and lower the heat. Bake the legs for another 4 to 5 minutes.
    Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe and a most surprising flavor combination! You will love this one...
  4. Then transfer them to a clean plate. Don’t wipe the pan clean but leave the flavorful oil and browned bits in it for the sauce. Add a fresh splash of olive oil to the pan together with the grapes (deseed them first if necessary). Season with a pinch of pepper, salt and a tiny pinch of garlic powder.
    Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe and a most surprising flavor combination! You will love this one...
  5. Stir the grapes and let them simmer in the white wine for about 5 minutes until the wine has reduced by half. Then add the unsalted butter to the pan together with the chopped cilantro and the caster sugar.

    Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe and a most surprising flavor combination! You will love this one...
  6. Stir well. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt or sugar to taste.

    Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe and a most surprising flavor combination! You will love this one...
  7. Add the baked quail legs back to the pan and take it off the heat. Let the legs warm through in the sauce for another 3 to 4 minutes. Then scoop the quail with grapes onto deep plates. Drizzle with the remaining sauce. Serve hot.
    Quail with grapes or cailles aux raisins, a classic French recipe and a most surprising flavor combination! You will love this one...