Roast quail with herb tabbouli

Roast quail with herb tabbouli

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A Month in Marrakesh
Serves
4
Photographer
David Loftus

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 quails

Herb tabbouli

Quantity Ingredient
200g bulghur wheat
cold water
1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped, including green tops
1 bunch fresh mint, finely chopped, including stalks
1 bunch fresh coriander, finely chopped, including stalks
1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, including stalks
1 small handful rocket leaves
180ml extra-virgin olive oil
3 lemons, juiced
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Marinade

Quantity Ingredient
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon saffron threads
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Place the bulghur wheat in a large bowl, cover with water and set aside for a 1–2 hours.
  2. To make the marinade, place all the ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold the quails. Season generously with salt and pepper, and mix until well combined.
  3. Place the quail in the marinade and toss until they are well coated. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Remove the quail from the refrigerator and place in a small roasting tin. Pour over marinade and roast in the oven for 40 minutes until golden, basting occasionally with the marinade sauce in the bottom of the roasting tin.
  5. Meanwhile, to make herb tabbouli, drain the bulghur wheat in a colander, then place in a tea towel and squeeze out any excess water. Tip the bulghur into a large bowl, add the spring onions, mint, coriander, parsley, rocket, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and combine.
  6. Transfer the quails to a large serving platter, drizzle with any remaining marinade from the roasting tin, then add the herb tabbouli to the platter and serve immediately.
Tags:
Morocco
Moroccan
Marrakesh
Africa
African
North African
Month
A Month in Marrakesh
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