Quail marinated in plum wine, barley miso and ginger


For the marinade
  • 200ml/7fl oz plum wine

  • 3 tsp barley miso (available from larger supermarkets and Asian supermarkets)

  • 4 tsp umeboshi paste (available from Asian supermarkets)

  • 5 tsp soy sauce

  • 4 tsp sesame oil

  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger

  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic

For the quail
  • 2 quails, de-boned and cut in half, leaving breast and thigh together

To serve
  • ¼ daikon, very finely sliced into sticks (julienne) and placed in iced water

  • 4 large shiso leaves

  • 1 sharon fruit, cut into 1cm/½in cubes or balls

  • 1 mango, cut into 1cm/½in cubes or balls

  • pinch sancho pepper

  • pinch sea salt flakes

Preparation method

  1. For the marinade, place all of the ingredients except the quail into a bowl and whisk together to combine. Set one quarter of the marinade mixture aside in a bowl to dress the salad later.

  2. For the quail, place the quail into the main batch of marinade, cover and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

  3. Heat a griddle pan until smoking. Add the marinated quail and griddle for 3-4 minutes on each side, basting regularly with the marinade, or until completely cooked through.

  4. To serve, arrange the drained daikon sticks into four bundles and place onto two plates. Place a shiso leaf on top of each bundle.

  5. Cut each quail half into two pieces, then place a piece of quail onto each diakon bundle.

  6. Place the sharon fruit and mango into the reserved dressing (do not use the mixture used to marinate the quail for this step) and mix well to coat. Spoon the dressed fruit over the top of quail pieces. Season with a pinch of the sancho pepper and sea salt.

30 mins to 1 hour preparation time

Less than 10 mins cooking time

Serves 2

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Saturday Kitchen Best Bites Episode 51 bbc_one Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

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