How to make charcoal grilled quail

how to make charcoal grilled quail

It’s yet another Thursday and you know what that means, it’s time to turn the pages of our recipe book. Chicken is a great meal when looking at white meats but sometimes, one’s taste might long for another bird. Today’s recipe will help with that, we have charcoal grilled quail.

You will need:

  • 2-4 fresh quail- spatchcooked/ butterflied
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt
  • Half a kilogramme of cassava- peeled, cut into chunks
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


  • Mix the olive oil, lemon, garlic and salt
  • Rub the mixture into the quail, let marinate in the fridge for 1 hour
  • Grill on a medium/ hot fire until the meat is cooked
  • Boil the cassava in salted water until tender
  • Let it cool, then deep fry in vegetable oil until golden
  • This meal can be used as a snack or mail course and goes well with cassava fries, salad or vegetables.

Sourced from: Bring the Taste of Mozambique and Beyond To Your Table by Cello Santos