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Feeling adventurous? Then why not think about cooking a quail or other game birds? This page will tell you how to cook or roast a quail, give you hints and tips for the best ways to cook quail, and give you some ideas for the best quail recipes around. All you need to do is follow our advice to get the perfect quail dinner!

Quail Roasting Tips

  • Let the meat come up to room temperature before cooking.
  • There's not much fat on a quail. You can try wrapping it in fatty bacon or pancetta to stop it drying out when roasting and add additional flavour.
  • Some people add stock or dash of white wine to the pan halfway through cooking.
  • Don't forget to rest the meat before carving. This allows the meat to relax and distributes the juices throughout. A general rule of thumb used by chefs for resting meat is 1 minute for every 100g of meat.

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