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Quail with dried fruit and mashed sweet potato stuffing


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  • 4 quails, gutted
  • a handful of raisins,
  • a handful of dried apricots
  • a handful of dates,
  • a handful of figs,
  • some cashews + hazelnuts + almonds
  • thyme, rosemary, cinnamon,
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • salt, pepper,
  • 10cl Muscat,
  • 15cl vegetable stock
  • olive oil.
  • Slivered almonds and chopped coriander.
  • For the mashed sweet potatoes:
  • 5 large sweet potatoes,
  • vegetable stock (30cl)
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil,
  • salt and pepper.


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Boil water in a pan, peel the sweet potatoes and cut into pieces and put them in the pan.

Step 2

Meanwhile, chop all the dried fruit and seeds, put them in the blender with the rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper and the muscat.

Step 3

Fill the quails with the mixture and then close them with kitchen string.
In a pot, put some olive oil and fry the quails.

Step 4

Once they are well browned, add the stock and cover. Leave for 10 minutes over low heat, turning occasionally.

Step 5

Meanwhile, the sweet potatoes should now be cooked. You can mix them with olive oil and a little stock, to be added gradually, (until you get the desired consistency). Set aside.

Step 6

Add the honey and cinnamon in a pot and then wait for it to make a syrupy juice (about 10 minutes).
Garnish the plates: put a layer of puree and add the quail and then drizzle with the cooking sauce . Decorate with slivered almonds and coriander.

Step 7


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