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Roasted Quail with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

by Pascal Besset 10 Nov 2023 0 Comments
Roasted Quail with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

Indulge in the enticing flavors of the Mediterranean with our Roasted Quail and Cherry Tomatoes recipe. This culinary masterpiece combines succulent quail, vibrant cherry tomatoes, and aromatic herbs, all expertly brushed with olive oil for a golden, crispy finish. Join us in creating a memorable feast that effortlessly blends the simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine with gourmet sophistication.


  • 4 Large Quails, cleaned and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Olives
  • 1/2 cup Borttane Onions
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Brush with Olive Oil: Brush the quails with olive oil, ensuring they are well coated to enhance crispiness and add a beautiful golden color during roasting.

  3. Prepare the Quails: Place the quails on a cutting board and season both the cavity and the skin with salt and pepper

  4. Herb and Garlic Rub: In a small bowl, mix minced garlic with the chopped fresh herbs. Rub this mixture generously over the quails.

  5. Stuff with Flavor: For an extra burst of flavor, stuff the quails with a small handful of halved cherry tomatoes and olives

  6. Truss the Quails: Optionally, truss the quails with kitchen twine to ensure even cooking and a neat presentation.

  7. Arrange in a Roasting Pan: Place the seasoned and stuffed quails in a roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the top.

  8. Add Tomatoes, Olives, and Onions: Scatter the remaining cherry tomatoes, olives, and onions around the quails in the roasting pan.

  9. Roasting Time: Roast the quails in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Ensure the skin is golden brown and crispy.

  10. Baste Occasionally: For added moisture and flavor, baste the quails with the pan juices occasionally during the roasting process.

  11. Serve and Enjoy: Once the quails are cooked to perfection, remove them from the oven. Let them rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh herbs for a finishing touch.

This Roasted Quail with Cherry Tomatoes, Herbs, Garlic, Olives, Onions, Salt, and Pepper is a delightful dish, marrying succulent quail meat with vibrant Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy the rich and aromatic experience straight from your oven to the table!

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