With dove hunting season now in full swing, we’re answering the call we’ve heard from so many of you for our take on this popular game bird. There are plenty ways you can go when preparing dove, and we could probably spend a week never repeating a recipe and never being disappointed, but today we share with you our favorite. The tried and true bacon wrapped dove breasts.
Bacon Wrapped Dove Breasts
Chef Tom's Bacon Wrapped Dove Breasts will tantalize your taste buds with an unforgettable flavor! This recipe combines the succulent texture of dove meat and the smoky, savory kick of bacon to deliver an unforgettable culinary experience.
- 12 bone in dove breasts
- 12 slices bacon
Sweetwater Spice Apple Chipotle BBQ Bath Brine Concentrate
Plowboys BBQ Fin & Feather
House of Q Apple Butter BBQ Sauce
- Soak the dove submerged in Sweetwater Spice Apple Chipotle BBQ Bath Brine Concentrate for 30-45 minutes.
Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 pellet grill to 425°F, set up for direct grilling with GrillGrates.
Remove the dove from the brine. Pat mostly dry with paper towels. Season all surfaces with Plowboys BBQ Fin and Feather.
Wrap a single slice of bacon around each of the dove breasts, covering as much of the surface as possible. Secure in place with a toothpick. Season the bacon with the Plowboys BBQ Fin and Feather, as well.
- Grill meat side down to achieve nice grill marks (7-10 minutes). Flip and continue grilling until the internal temperature reaches 160°F. Brush the top side of the dove with House of Q Apple Butter BBQ Sauce and remove from the grill.
- Serving Size
- 4.47 oz
- per serving
- 13 grams
- 38 grams
- 7 grams
- 1004 milligrams