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This Bacon-Wrapped Quail Recipe Will Make Your Mouth Water

Nathan Unger

This is a recipe you'll want to add to your cookbook.

Over the holidays, one of the gifts my brothers and I gave our dad was a quail hunting trip. Needless to say, he was ecstatic when he found out. Not only did we have a successful hunt, but we created memories that will last a lifetime. Afterwards, of course, we grilled bacon-wrapped quail for dinner. It didn't disappoint.

Nathan Unger

In addition to the obvious bacon, we used a fantastic marinade, courtesy of my grandmother, that we poured over the quail breasts prior to wrapping them and throwing them on the grill.

Bacon-Wrapped Quail Marinade

Nathan Unger

I personally like to soak the breasts in brine overnight in the refrigerator.


  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 Tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp of ground orange peels (can be replaced with orange juice)
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Taylor Dry Sherry

After soaking the breasts in the marinade for 6-7 hours, wrap the breast in your favorite bacon and place a toothpick through the center to hold them together.

Finally, heat up your charcoal grill until the coals are red hot. Convection cook them for 8 minutes on each side.

If you are grilling with an electric grill, 300-350 degrees for 8-10 minutes will suffice.

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This Bacon-Wrapped Quail Recipe Will Make Your Mouth Water