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Grilled quail with sautéed Brussels sprouts

Australian Gourmet Traveller Italian main course poultry recipe for grilled quail with sautéed brussels sprouts

By Rodney Dunn
  • Serves 4
Grilled quail with sautéed brussels sprouts
Grilled quail with sautéed brussels sprouts


  • 8 quail, butterflied (about 180gm each)
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 200 ml extra-virgin olive oil
Sauteed Brussels sprouts
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 500 gm Brussels sprouts


  • 1
    Place quail in a single layer in a container, season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, scatter with garlic and drizzle with oil. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Heat a chargrill or barbecue, add quail and grill over medium-high heat for 3 minutes each side or until just cooked through.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, for Brussels sprouts, trim bases and halve or quarter, depending on size. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, add onion and sauté over medium heat for 2 minutes or until wilted. Add garlic and Brussels sprouts and sauté for 10-15 minutes or until sprouts are tender but firm. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Serve quail with Brussels sprouts and lemon wedges.
  • Author: Rodney Dunn