Anything wrapped in bacon is good, right? The answer is a resounding “YES,” but especially when it comes to dove. I’m willing to bet that most doves killed in the US get made into some form of jalapeno popper (not that there is anything wrong with that), but these little birds are so good in so many different ways!
This recipe is how I cooked the last doves I had, and they were excellent! Add some butter, Worcestershire sauce, and a little seasoning and you have yourself the makings of a great meal!
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20-30 min
Oven Temp: 350
6-8 dove breasts
3-4 strips of bacon (cut in half)
Everglades Seasoning (Salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning will work this is my favorite and what I used.)
1 stick of butter
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon -1 tablespoon Hot sauce (optional)
Thaw and pat dry the dove breasts with a paper towel. Season the breasts with Everglades or your preferred seasoning.
Cut bacon strips in half and wrap the halved bacon strips around the breasts so that the bacon is overlapping on the bottom side of the breasts. You can use a tooth pick to help hold the bacon in place if you would like.
In a bowl, melt the butter and then add the Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce to the melted butter. Stir to combine.
Place wrapped breasts in baking dish and pour the melted butter concoction over the breasts. For 6-8 breasts, I used a 5×9” dish. If you are cooking more than 6-8 double the ingredients and make sure that you use the right size pan so that the melted butter covers at least half way up the breasts.
Place the breasts in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 min or until the bacon is cooked. This should cook the inside of the breasts to a nice medium. You don’t want to over cook the dove.
You can also grill the breasts and baste the breasts with the melted butter concoction if you prefer that method of cooking.
Serve and enjoy!