Quail in the Limelight

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A "company" perfect dish! This is a knockoff of the old recipe for Chicken in the limelight. My family loves that I have used it for quail. Can also be made with any game bird as well with Cornish Hens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. About 1 hour before serving: Separately, grate peel and squeeze juice from lime & place quail in bowl; toss with lime juice.
  2. Combine flour, salt and paprika in bag and shake quail.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot vegetable oil, brown quail halves on both sides.
  5. Arrange in 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  6. Pour white wine over quail. Combine grated lime peel, brown sugar and dried mint; sprinkle over quail.
  7. Bake, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes until quail is fork tender,testing often & basting with pan juices frequently while baking.
  8. To serve, arrange quail on platter. Skim fat from drippings in pan; pour pan juices over quail .
  9. Garnish with lime wedges, sliced avocado and mint sprigs.


Most Helpful

My family really loved this recipe. I used a wine called Colombo marsala (dry).

examinethis November 25, 2007

This was my first time cooking quail, and this was a simple and easy recipe. It came out perfect! Thanks so much for posting this.

opusanna October 01, 2007

Delicious and easy way to prepare game.

candya November 22, 2006

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