This great recipe for the holidays is a special way to feed your loved ones instead of the traditional ham or turkey. You'll want to plan on two quails per person since they are so small.
- Make sure to ask your butcher to remove backbones from quails so that they lie flat. Mix together all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Place quails in a shallow baking dish. Coat with the mixture, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 hours. Let quails stand for at least a half an hour to reach room temperature before grilling.
- Preheat grill to high heat. Place quails onto grill skin side down. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes, turn and cook for an additional 7 to 9 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F. Remove and serve.