The Perfectly Roasted Quail

By Shewekar Elgharably • June 15, 2015

4 servings
30 min
The Perfectly Roasted Quail

Impress your guests with this super easy-to-follow roasted quail dish. All you need to do is marinate the quail and pop in the oven 20 minutes before serving time. Simple and delicious!


  • 4 quail - سمان
  • 2 red onion (thinly sliced) - بصلة حمراء
  • 2 garlic clove (crushed) - فص ثوم
  • 1 teaspoon salt - ملح
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper - فلفل أسود
  • 1 cinnamon sticks (crushed) - عيدان قرفة
  • 1 teaspoon all spice - بهارات
  • 1 orange zest - قشر برتقال
  • 1 lemon zest - قشر الليمون
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
  • 3 tablespoon pomegranate molasses - دبس رمان
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds (optional) - بذور رمان

Step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Place the quails in a glass bowl. Add the onions, garlic, cinnamon, all spice, salt, pepper, orange & lemon zest, olive oil & molasses.
  3. Rub the marinade into the quails, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least two hours.
  4. Place the quails breast-side down and roast for 20 minutes, half-time turn the birds over and brush them with the pomegranate molasses mixture.
  5. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds and serve hot.


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One response to “The Perfectly Roasted Quail”

  1. osama says:

    Nice recipe !! 🙂

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