Quail eggs with braised onions and bottarga

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 6 people

  • 60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 12 quail eggs
  • To serve: thinly shaved bottarga, chervil stems, extra-virgin olive oil and lavosh
01   Heat oil in a saucepan over low-medium heat, add onion and garlic, season to taste with salt, cover closely with baking paper, and stir occasionally until golden and tender (20-25 minutes).
02   Meanwhile, cook quail eggs in simmering water in a saucepan over medium heat until soft boiled (2½ minutes), drain, refresh under cold running water, peel and set aside.
03   Arrange braised onion and quail eggs on serving plates, scatter over bottarga and chervil stems, drizzle with olive oil, season to taste and serve with lavosh.
This recipe is from the February 2011 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Recipe:

LUKE BURGESS

Photography:

WILLIAM MEPPEM

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES

Drinking Suggestion:

2008 D’MEURE PINOT GRIS , suggested by KATRINA BIRCHMEIER

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