Ingredients for - Savory Quail Tagine

1. Whole quail 1
2. Ras el hanout 2 tablespoons
3. Olive oil, or more as needed 2 tablespoons
4. Carrots, cut into 1-inch rounds 3 ounces
5. Leeks, cut into 1/2-inch rounds 1 ounce
6. Garlic, peeled and crushed 1 clove
7. Dried apricots 10
8. Potatoes, cut into 1-inch slices 8 ounces
9. Cherry tomatoes 5
10. Loomi aswad (dried black lime seasoning) 1 teaspoon
11. Chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons

How to cook deliciously - Savory Quail Tagine

1 . Stage

Rub the ras el hanout onto the entire surface of the quail including beneath the wings and legs. Use all the seasoning. Allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2 . Stage

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove the middle rack(s) and place the lower rack on its lowest position.

3 . Stage

Place a diffuser over stove burner so base of tagine is not in direct contact with it. Place the tagine base on the diffuser and heat over medium heat; add the oil. When oil is hot, add the carrots and leeks. Saute until leeks are tender, about 5 minutes. Separate the leeks into single rounds using a wooden spoon. Push the vegetables to the sides of the tagine and add the quail and garlic. Cook the quail on all sides until nicely browned, about 10 minutes. You may need to add a bit of oil occasionally, depending on the bird's fat content. Remove tagine from heat.

4 . Stage

Arrange apricots, potatoes, and tomatoes around the edges, leaving the quail uncovered. Sprinkle all ingredients with the loomi aswad.

5 . Stage

Cover the tagine place in preheated oven. Roast until the internal temperature of the quail has reached 150 degrees F, 35 to 40 minutes.

6 . Stage

Uncover the tagine and, if desired, brown quail under the broiler 2 to 3 minutes.

7 . Stage

Sprinkle with fresh coriander before serving. Serve with ice cold milk.