This is one of Michael's favourite dishes. We are a bit spoiled as we can buy quail dressed and ready to go from our favourite butcher, which makes this dish dead easy. Quail and borlotti beans are a naturally complimentary pairing – the lightness of the quail melds well with the tomato flavour of the beans. Enjoy, Jina
Quail with Borlotti Beans
Dead easy one pot cooking
300gm pack Edible Gems borlotti beans
1 lge chopped onion
4 chopped cloves garlic
2 lge chopped fresh tomatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 litre of water or stock
I tspoon of dried oregano
Salt & pepper to taste
Use 1 heavy based medium oven proof pot (cast iron is always best)
Add oil to pot and brown the quail on all sides, set aside the quail.
Add a bit more oil if needed, add the onion and fry till translucent, add the garlic and tomatoes, cook for two minutes. Place the quail back in the pot. Add the water or stock, the fresh borlotti beans, oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Cover with lid and place in a 180% oven for 1 hour.
Serve as is or with a fresh garden salad. Easy and delicious.