Friday, August 30, 2013

Kill It and Grill It

 Monday marks the opening day of dove season. When I say I am going dove hunting some people look askance and  query: " Can you eat those?" Hell yes...a dove breast wrapped around some cheese and jalapeno with a cloak of bacon...over real wood charcoal...beyond delicious.
After the dove shoot last year I had the author of The Trad and his lovely golf foxtrot down for a barbecue that was a mixed grill including dove breast from birds I had shot on  a day or two before. That feast also included skirt steak, Italian sausage and chicken...but the wild dove was the star of the show.


RulingPart said...

There are two mourning doves who eat seeds out of my back yard. I'm looking at them with new eyes.

Neil said...

To be a fly on the wall at that dinner. Also, how do I get started bird hunting? The hunting class is complete, shotgun is oiled, any suggestions on what to do next would be much appreciated.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Neil, I just sent an e-mail about how to get started.

Bear said...

We do the same with wild turkey. It seems to be a universally phenomenal recipe for deceased critters. I brush on a spicy bbq glaze while I grill them as well. They never last very long at our camp.

I will say, I got lazy last year and discovered that the pickled jalapeno slices from the jar are not only easier to prepare, but the vinegar and pickling spice add considerably to the overall flavor.