Quail’s Nest

Sun, Nov 25, 2012 | |

Meat Dishes

This is an uncommon and tasty dish prepared from quail stuffed with brown rice. It is served as a nest woven from bunching onion. It looks nice and will do well as a holiday dish.

Ingredients for Quail’s Nest

Serves 4

    • 4 Quail
    • Brown rice: 150 gr.
    • Any solid or semi-hard cheese: 50 gr.
    • Bacon (pancetta): 50 gr.
    • Basil, green onion.
    • Quail eggs: 12-16 pcs.
    • Salt, pepper, olive oil, salt: all to taste.
Ingredients for Quail’s Nest

Ingredients for Quail’s Nest

Recipe for Quail’s Nest

    1. Cut quails’ breasts and take out the bones, leaving only the wing and leg bones.
take out the bones

take out the bones

    1. Smear the quails with olive oil, salt and pepper with a mixture of freshly ground peppers; leave to steep for an hour.
    2. Boil brown rice until ready in salted water according to the instructions on the package, approximately for 30 minutes.
    3. Mix 3 spoonfuls of olive oil, finely chopped rice, finely chopped breast, chopped basil and bunching onion into the rice. Leave some onion and a couple of basil sprigs to decorate the nest.
    4. Stuff the quails with rice, close the incision with toothpicks, tie the legs up with thread.
    5. Place the quails on an oiled tray and put into the oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for half an hour.
Place the fowls on an oiled tray

Place the quails on an oiled tray

    1. Take a plate, weave something looking like a nest from green onion and basil, put the bird in the middle and place boiled eggs in a circle around it. You can add capers or olives to the decoration.
Quail’s Nest

Quail’s Nest


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