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Surprise your guests this summer with a different barbecue with poultry meat from Spain

The good weather has arrived and with it, the outdoor barbecue season. This year, we encourage you to surprise the grill with some different and summery poultry meat preparations that will delight your guests.

Madrid, June 6, 2024. Is there anything more summery than a good barbecue? Getting together with family and friends outdoors, with grilled meats and fish, is the perfect recipe for an unforgettable evening.

For this reason, chef Alfonso Castellano from the Seeds restaurant and AVIANZA, the Spanish Interprofessional Association of Poultry Meat, have joined forces, once again, to give the keys to success this summer by making poultry barbecue, as well as sharing three different and delicious recipes of turkey, chicken and quail with which to surprise diners.

All this without forgetting the importance of the Spanish product, of the Birds of Spain that are synonymous with quality (the Spanish production chain follows the highest standards of food control and safety); of proximity (there are farms spread throughout Spain); of versatility (it is one of the most suitable meats to prepare different dishes and combinations); of saving (it is one of the most economical, key for this inflation) and nutrition (it is a source of access to quality proteins, a key element for a healthy and balanced diet).

Jordi Montfort, welcoming the Bird Barbecue with Alfonso Castellano.

“With these actions from Avianza we want to continue promoting consumption in our country. The Spanish poultry production chain is one of the best in the world and the quality of our birds is unquestionable, which is why we have to continue spreading its benefits with actions like this," said Jordi Montfort, general secretary of Avianza, and added that "Spain It is also one of the main producers of poultry meat in Europe. We have a growing sector that we have to be proud of.” 

Chef Alfonso Castellano in a moment of the cooking show with Aves de España.

Keys to success with poultry barbecue:

  1. 1. Get out of the routine: A barbecue doesn't have to be limited to chorizo, blood sausage and bacon. There is a wide variety of meats and fish perfect for grilling. In addition, there are healthy options such as poultry.
  2. 2. Macerations and marinades: Grilled meat should not be synonymous with simplicity. To add a special touch and maintain juiciness, let the meat marinate for at least six hours with various spices and juices. Poultry meat, in particular, benefits greatly from these preparations, gaining in flavor and texture.
  3. 3. Quality product: All the above advice is worthless without good gender. Spanish Poultry is a top-level product, and the Spanish poultry sector is one of the leaders in Europe in terms of production, safety and food quality.

This Aves de España barbecue brought together gastronomic and lifestyle journalists, content creators on social networks and personalities from the livestock-meat sector among its embers, who were able to enjoy, in the gardens of the Seeds restaurant, a different experience with Poultry meat from Spain as the true protagonist.

Alfonso Castellano carried out a complete cooking show where he made three fun recipes to surprise the embers:

  1. Turkey wing in Korean sauce
  2. Roasted chicken with gin and tonic
  3. Open quail with rum, honey and lemon with roasted pineapple
Spanish Bird Barbecue.



● Fresh Turkey Wing 3k
● Smoked oil 120ml
● Kimchi 200ml
● Fresh cilantro 10g
● Chives 100g
● Salt 20g
● Water 2l


1. Clean the feather wings and rub with salt.

2. Mix the smoked oil with the kimchi, chopped spring onion and fresh cilantro leaves. Add the turkey fillets here and leave in the refrigerator for 12 hours.

3. In a pressure cooker, add the marinated fillets and cover lightly with water, cook for 15 min. Let it cool, remove the wings and let it cool in the refrigerator.

4. With the ember at a medium intensity, we will sear the fillets until they are golden brown and we will pour them with the resulting sauce so that they caramelize over the heat.



● Chives 300g
● Garlic 10g
● Laurel 2 leaves
● Nail 2 units
● Allspice 10g
● Aged rum 100g
● Lemon juice 100g
● Honey 30g
● Chile 1 unit
● Extra virgin olive oil 200g
● Royal quail 8 units


  1. 1. Clean the quail feathers, open them from the back and crush them, add salt and set aside.
  2. 2. Using a blender, blend the rest of the ingredients.
  3. 3. Spread the quail with the mixture and roast over low heat while watering and turning the birds on the grill.



● 2 roast chickens 1k each
● Ground juniper 50g
● Chamomile 10g
● Lemon juice 300g
● Gin 100g
● EVOO 400g
● Salt 20g


  1. 1. Mix all the marinade ingredients and rub the chickens on all sides inside and outside the piece.
  2. 2. Let marinate for 12 hours.
  3. 3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and let it cool for 2 hours before roasting.
  4. 4. Prepare the coals for medium heat.
  5. 5. Place the chickens on the spit and place 30cm from the embers, cook for 45 min.
  6. 6. For the first 15 minutes, it will be placed on the side of the chicken's back.
  7. 7. The next 10 minutes on one side of the chicken and the next 10 minutes on the other side.
  8. 8. For the last 10 minutes we will place the chicken on the breast side.
  9. 9. We will separate the spit from the fire 50 cm and we can keep it that way for 10 more minutes if necessary, rotating it constantly.

About Birds of Spain:

Aves de España is a quality certificate for poultry meat of Spanish origin that Avianza has developed and which was born under the fundamental premises of Sustainability, Animal Welfare and Food Safety for the entire poultry meat production chain.
The Aves de España certification in poultry meat products assures the consumer that the operators who obtain it have a certified system that includes strict traceability, quality and control requirements, identifying poultry for meat production in the market ( fresh, chilled or frozen, whether packaged or in bulk); and products made, transformed or processed with it.
To this end, products that meet all the requirements of the regulation and are certified have the Aves de España label on their packaging. In addition, this logo carries a QR code, in which the consumer can scan and learn more about all the safety, quality and animal welfare certifications of the product they are consuming.

About Avianza:

Avianza, Spanish Interprofessional Association of Poultry Meat, is an interprofessional organization with 25 years of activity, which brings together more than 65 associated companies in Spain, and which defends the interests of the poultry sector both in our country and in the international market.
The association represents more than 90% of companies linked to the poultry sector, both chicken, turkey and other poultry. In total there are more than 5,000 farms and production centers, 281 cutting and processing rooms, which provide direct employment to more than 40,000 professionals.
Among Avianza's objectives is also the consolidation of the poultry sector as a benchmark of quality and professionalism in the foreign market to promote exports, thanks to the work and responsibility of everyone. Likewise, Interprofessional is a pioneer in promoting quality, environmental, consumption promotion and animal welfare measures in Europe, with which it is fully committed and which places the sector as an example of sustainable production for both distribution chains. as for consumers.