Dove meat has a delicate and mild flavor – you don’t need to wrap it in bacon to have it taste great. Try this quick butter seared dove recipe instead!
You can chicken fry and even wrap them in wonton skins, but classic pan searing in butter is absolutely one of the quickest and tastiest ways to prepare dove meat. No dove? No worries – you can also substitute the meat in this recipe for other small game birds like quail or chukar.
There are two key ingredients to really make this seared dove recipe pop. One is using the right seasoning – I recommend Hardcore Carnivore Camo. It’s been specially formulated to match well with wild game meats, and has a really unique and fragrant taste. The other tip, no matter which recipe, is to use really good quality butter. The better butters have a higher fat percentage and more flavor, and European style butters are usually cultured with a tangier finish. Like anything in life, you get what you pay for, so splurge on the good stuff! After all, this recipe is so simple it’s about making the ingredients really shine.