Skip to comments.Show Us Your Dove Recipes and Prove Anti-Hunters Wrong
Posted on 08/28/2006 1:32:10 PM PDT by girlangler
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Mourning doves, in addition to being plentiful all over Michigan, are also kosher. Many times I have contemplated grabbing one or two off my back porch.
marinate dove breasts over night in italian dressing, soy sauce, and a good splash of tabasco.
wrap each breast with a half slice of bacon securing with toothpicks.
grill over hot coals til bacon is cooked.
you pretty much want the dove meat cooked like you like steak. i like it still kind of pink/medium.
serve with red wine of your choice.
Some of the most enjoyable meals of my life have been doves on a brisk fall evening. I only cooked them one way, and that was by coating them with flour, salt and pepper and quickly browning them in hot oil. After that I would simmer them until done, replacing them with milk in the skillet to produce a nice gravy to go over the mashed potatoes. (Does that e belong there. I'll have to ask Dan Quayle. Oops, thats another great game bird.
One fall evening over twenty-five years ago some of my hunting friends and I had saved our doves from a few hunts and had a family dove dinner at my house. Counting kids, there were about twenty people to feed doves to, so getting them ready at the same time required several electric skillets, in addition to the stove. At that time our house still had the old fashioned fuses. They began to blow as more electrical devices were loaded up. After three or four fused were blown and replaced, someone was stationed at the fusebox with a box of fuses until dinner was ready.
I would wager that some of those kids are telling their kids about that dinner right about now as they eagerly wait for opening day of dove season the Saturday before Labor Day.
If it came down to it, hell, I'd eat a rat. A country rat, not a city rat.
There's a couple squirrels in my back yard that are livin on borrowed time... not that I'm starvin, but they like to plays games with my hound, and he don't appreciate it.
I roll them in buttermilk and grill them or roll them in buttermilk and then dip them in corn meal and deep fry them.
Something about european ring-necked invading the US and wiping out our indigenous species the other day.... recommended unlimited bags. I'll have to find it.
Something I have really come to enjoy is cooking up a couple cups of either egg noodles or angel hair pasta. Drain it really, really good, then pan fry it in olive oil or almond oil till it starts to brown. Spice as needed.
Great side dish for stir fry or a with a main meat plate, and/or gravy. Also, excellent with cheese or a sprinkled Parmesan.
My dad used to make dove stew, but I didn't like it - I think the gamey taste is a little too sophisticated for a young palate.
Now, venison you couldn't keep me away from.
Recipes? (please! Inquiring dove hunters want to know!)
I like to pepper them until they smoke.
Hmmmm . . . that does sound good. I'd probably add garlic powder and onion powder, but I add those to everything.
"I can hit them"
Dove makes better cacciatore than chicken!
1. Get up at 3AM and drive for 3 hours to friendly farmers place.
2. Dent truck fender on old stump.
3. Slog through ditches and muddy fields by flashlight. Fall at least once.
4. Rip $60 hunting coat crossing barb wire fence.
5. Rip $40 hunting pants and tender inner thigh flesh on another fence.
6. Fall in mud again.
7. Clean mud out of shotgun.
8. See and miss three doves.
9. Count all the doves on the power lines over in the field where you DON'T have permission to hunt.
10. Head back to truck.
11. Walk up a dove on the way back and kill it.
12. Retrieve the meadow lark that you just blasted.
13. Vow to stick to quail hunting.
When I was a lad, I used to go down to the local Sportsmen's Club on Mondays after school and wade into the marsh behind their shooting range (deserted, of course) and collect all the unbroken clay pigeons. I had quite a collection of all different types and colors.
Some of my friends collected old beer cans, etc...but I found clay pigeons more easily obtained.
I do eat the dove I shoot, but my favorite bird is quail and I shoot a lot of them. Recipes are interchangable. Next is pheasant, then chuckar. Don't have any grouse in my area, but I've hunted them elsewhere.
1 dozen dove breasts
1/4 lb. butter
5-6 stalks of celery with leaves
1 cup worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
Dice onions and celery. Simmer with the butter for 15 min.
Add dove breasts; Simmer for 30 minutes.Flip the breasts over and simmer for another 30 minutes.
Add the worcestershire and soy sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve over combination of brown and wild rice.
This is great with doves. Hawks are too &$%*&% stringy...