Quail Leg Quarters
Six 20-Piece Packs (120 Pieces Total)
Each of these quail leg quarters consists of an attached leg and thigh, sold with the skin on. They are easy to sear until cooked through, and their bone structure helps give them shape on the plate.
Quail’s light colored meat is tender and succulent with a delicate, sweet and distinctly nutty flavor. It is enjoyed in a host of European, Middle Eastern, and even Southeast Asian cuisines, and pairs well with a variety of spices and flavors.
These quail have been air chilled, a method preferred by chefs because it better preserves the bird’s flavor, lets the meat absorb marinades better, doesn’t add water weight, and is more environmentally friendly (produces less contaminated water) than water chilling, which is used for most poultry.
Store quail leg quarters in your freezer until you need them, then thaw as many packs as you want to cook.
RECIPES & TIPS
Quail legs cook quickly and can be simply seared until cooked through. Their small size makes them an excellent choice for appetizers.
Try preparing quail with nuts (pistachios, walnuts, pine nuts, chestnuts or blanched almonds), fruit (grapes, figs, pears or pomegranates), piquant spices like cinnamon, ginger, saffron, green cardamom or cumin, or other ingredients like chilies, soy sauce, honey, thyme, brandy, Dijon mustard or wild mushrooms.