Spiced Quail With Curried Butter Sauce

By JustJanS on December 25, 2004

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    1. 6 quail
    2. 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    3. 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    5. 1 tablespoon lime juice

    Curried Butter Sauce

    1. 2 egg yolks
    2. 2 teaspoons curry powder
    3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    4. 1 clove garlic, crushed
    5. 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    6. 125 g butter, melted and hot


  1. Combine quail, ginger, cardamom, cumin and lime juice in a bowl, refrigerate a few hours or overnight.
  2. Just before serving, tie quail legs together and cover the legs with aluminium foil.
  3. Place quail on a rack in a baking dish and cook in a moderate oven about 30 minutes or unti browned and tender, keep warm.
  4. Curried Butter Sauce:.
  5. Blend or process egg yolks, curry powder, juice, garlic and mustard until smooth.
  6. With motor running, pour in hot bubbling butter a little at a time, blend until mixture is thickened.