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Quails Stuffed with Peaches and Sauteed Vegetables – Recipe

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 4 quails
  • 15 strips of bacon rashers
  • the juice of half of a lemon
  • 4 not very ripe peaches
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 500 g frozen mixed vegetables
  • 50-75 g butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method:

  1. Wash the quails thoroughly and remove any trace of feathers.
  2. Squeeze the lemon’s juice over the quails, then season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Leave them to marinate for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Bone the peaches and cut them in small pieces.
  4. Stuff the quails with the diced peaches.
  5. Carefully wrap the quails with the bacon rashers: for each quail use 2 for wrapping the around waist and one in the other direction.
  6. Fix the bacon strips to stay in place with wooden toothpicks.
  7. Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the bacon-wrapped quails on each side for about 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat, until nicely golden brown.
  8. Then place the quails in an oven-proof dish, breast sides up
    and spread the remaining diced peaches around the quails. Sprinkle a dash of olive oil over the peaches.
  9. Place the quails’ dish in the preheated oven to 190 C and broil them for about 25 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, cook some frozen mixed vegetables in enough salty water.
  11. When tender with a bit of crisp, drain the water. melt the butter and saute the vegetables for a few minutes, season with some more salt if needed.
  12. Serve the quails together with the sauteed vegetables and peaches from the oven.

Roasted Duck with Sambal Glazing with King Oyster Mushrooms and Pineapple Recipe

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 1 whole duck – about 2 kg
  • 1 pineapple
  • 500 g king oyster mushrooms (eryngii)
  • 3-4 tablespoons sambal oelek
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation method:

  1. Wash the bird.
  2. Place the duck in an oven proof dish with the breast side down. Smear about 2 tablespoons of sambal oelek paste on the top of the duck so it is evenly coated, no need of salt and pepper since this sauce is salty and hot-spicy.
  3. Lay the bird dish in the oven preheated to 180 C and roast it for an hour.
  4. Turn the duck with beasts up, smear the top with some more sambal paste and roast for another hour until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the mushrooms and pineapple:
  6. Halve the king oyster mushrooms lengthwise and place them in an ovenproof dish cut side up.
  7. Smear some olive oil on their cuts and sprinkle plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper on top.
  8. Lay the dish in the oven below the duck and roast for about 15-20 minutes.
  9. Slice the pineapple into 2 cm slices, salt and pepper them.
  10. Roast them too in the oven for the same time as the mushrooms.
  11. When the duck is roasted to your liking, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes before carving.
  12. Serve duck pieces with the fleshy mushrooms and the roasted pineapple.

Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus Recipe


Ingredients (6 servings):

  • 3 whole, long garfishesa2016-06-10-22.38
  • 2-3 lemons
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bunches of green asparagus
  • 50 g butter

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and clean the garfish.a2016-06-10-22.37.47
  2. Cut them into shorter pieces in order to fit into the oven tray. My fishes were around 3/4 meter long.
  3. Place the garfish pieces into the tray, squeeze the juice of a lemon over them and grind some pepper and salt onto them.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus 3
  4. Slice the second lemon on the top and lay the slices on top of the fish tray.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus 4
  5. Place the tray in the oven and bake at 150 C it about 1-1 1/2 hour until the fishes’ skins are golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile, clean and trim the asparagus.a2016-06-10-23.14
  7. Place them in an ovenproof dish, add on top some butter slices and salt and pepper to taste.Roasted Garfish with Butter Baked Asparagus
  8. Add the asparagus dish into the oven and bake until the fish is ready.a2016-06-11-00.22