Prepare the quails. I took from the calculation of 2 quails per person, because the weight of one bird is 150g (absolutely crumbs).
We will clean the grapefruit and remove the films, they give a bitterness. Instead of grapefruit, you can take an orange, it will turn out even tastier, it will give the quail sweetness, in contrast to the piquancy of grapefruit.
Prepare the garlic and thyme sprigs.
RUB the quail with salt and pepper inside and out.
Outside with salt carefully, because the glaze will be salty!
Inside each bird, put a slice of grapefruit( orange), a little garlic and a small sprig of thyme.
To make the birds look beautiful when serving, tie the legs with twine or cooking thread.
Put the quails on a baking sheet, spread the remaining grapefruit (orange), garlic, sprigs of thyme or rosemary between them.
Pour a tablespoon of vegetable oil over each bird.
Cover the baking sheet tightly with foil and place in a preheated 180*C oven for 35-40 minutes.
While the quails are baking, prepare a glaze of oyster sauce, olive oil, ginger, spicy adjika and thyme leaves.
If you replace oyster sauce with soy sauce, add 1 tsp of honey to the glaze for sweetness.
Do not salt the glaze!
RUB the ginger on a small grater and mix all the ingredients for the glaze.
After 40 minutes, remove the quails from the oven until they are not very beautiful.
Increase the oven temperature to 200*C. if there is a convection mode, turn it on.
Grease the quails with glaze.
Put in a preheated 200*C oven for 10-15 minutes.
The birds are ready! You can serve it on the table!
Before serving, you can remove the twine from the legs, but I think the birds look very beautiful with it.
Elegant and delicious quails will decorate your new year's table!