Quail Marinated in Vya
Merry's good friend Andy Quady produces Vya, a special vermouth infused with botanical herbs. Vya gives the quail a unique, heady herbal flavor. If you can't find Vya in a store near you, we recommend a fragrant vermouth as an alternative. To learn more about Vya and Andy Quady's wonderful dessert wines, contact Quady Winery: (800) 733-8068. Serves 12
12 fresh quail, cleaned, washed and quartered
1 cup Vya Dry Vermouth or an aromatic dry substitute
Place the quail close together in a glass or ceramic container and cover with the vermouth. Marinate the quail for two hours, maximum. Light the barbecue and add a few aromatic herb stems or fruit wood cuttings. Grill quail for three minutes on each side, until browned and just cooked. Serve immediately.