Grilled Quail With Miso

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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3/4 cup white miso (soybean paste)

1/3 cup sake

3 tablespoons sugar

4 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

12 semi-boneless quail (about 2 1/4 pounds)


  1. Combine the miso, sake, sugar and scallions in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thick, about 5 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to a large bowl and whisk in the vegetable oil.
  2. Pat the quail dry. Add to the bowl with the miso mixture and toss; cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. Arrange the quail in the pan in a single layer. Broil, rotating the pan as needed, until the quail are browned in spots and cooked through, about 8 minutes per side.