BBQ Quail with Honey-Mustard Dressing


  • 8 quail, split and backbone removed
  • 2 litres chicken stock
  • 8 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 8 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 limes, zest of
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. grainy mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil


  1. Bring the chicken stock of the boil.
  2. Wash the quail and pat dry.
  3. Place the quail in the boiling stock and return quickly to the boil-cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Drain and dry the quail and stuff with the herbs and lime zest.
  5. Brush with oil and season well.
  6. Cook on a medium BBQ grill for 7-10 minutes, turning regularly.
  7. Place the cooked quail in a warmed serving dish; pour over the dressing and leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

To make the dressing; whisk all the ingredients together.

Serves 4-8

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