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Italian style Chargrilled Quail

Simple and delicious marinated quail, simply char grilled.


  • 4 Quails, butterflied and bones removed.

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 lemon juiced and zested

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tsp dried oregano or fresh thyme

  • Sea Salt


  • 1.

    Marinate the quails in all the ingredients for an hour before cooking.

  • 2.

    Preheat a BBQ grill until hot and then turn down heat to medium, when ready cook quail skin side down first for about 4-5 minutes checking every couple of minutes making sure not to burn them then turn them and cook on the other side for 3-4 minutes. Don't over cook them as they can get a bit tough. When they are firm to the touch they should be ready.


Serve them with a simple salad and fried potatoes.

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