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
- 12 bone in dove breasts
- 12 slices bacon
- Sweetwater Spice Apple Chipotle BBQ Bath Brine Concentrate
- Oakridge BBQ Game Bird and Chicken Rub
- House of Q Apple Butter BBQ Sauce
Soak the dove submerged in Sweetwater Spice Apple Chipotle BBQ Bath Brine Concentrate for 30-45 minutes.
Remove the dove from the brine. Pat mostly dry with paper towels. Season all surfaces with Oakridge BBQ Game Bird and Chicken Rub.
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 Oakridge BBQ Game Bird and Chicken Rub, as well.
Grill meat side down to achieve nice grill marks (7-10 minutes). Flip and continue grilling until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF. Brush the top side of the dove with House of Q Apple Butter BBQ Sauce and remove from the grill.