Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Print
Quaglie con Pancetta (Quail with Pancetta)

Ingredients

  • 8 quail, boneless
  • 1/2 pound pancetta, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus 4 tablespoons plus 1 cup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 pound coppa, or capocollo, thinly sliced
  • 10 sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked borlotti beans
  • 4 bunches chives cut into 1-inch batons

Directions

Check quail for bones or feathers and place in mixing bowl. Add pancetta, vinegar, olive oil, honey and black pepper and toss to coat. Set aside and preheat grill. In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan heat 4 tablespoons olive oil until smoking. Add the onion and cook until softened and light golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Cut the coppa into julienne and add to the pan with the onions. Add the sage leaves and the beans and lower heat to medium and cook the beans until soft and fragrant, about 7 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm on the side of the stove.  

Bring 2 quarts of water to the boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt. Prepare an ice water bath next to the stove. Drop the chives into the boiling water and cook 20 to 30 seconds until deep green. Quickly fish them out with a spider and refresh in the ice bath. Remove and drain well between 2 towels. Place the chives in a blender with the remaining oil and blend until smooth, 30 to 45 seconds. Remove and set aside. Drain the pancetta from the marinade and place in a cold nonstick pan. Place pan over medium heat and cook until crispy and golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes Drain the quails from their marinade and place skin side down on the hottest part of the grill. Cook until medium rare inside, about 4 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the back. Meanwhile arrange the beans on 4 separate plates. Remove the quail from the grill and place on the piles of beans. Arrange the pancetta pieces around the beans on the plate. Drizzle with the chive oil and serve.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Quail Skewers with Sage Polenta and Asiago: Spiedini di Quaglie con Polenta e Asiago

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Sugar Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here