Dove Season: Two Delicious Dove Poppers Recipes

Do you love hunting dove and preparing cuisine for the family? Are you looking for some delicious poppers recipes that are unique and different? Then, be sure to check out these two favorites by Hank Shaw's Honest Food!

Hank's Dove Poppers

This first recipe, Hank's Dove Poppers, uses dove breast meat, prosciutto ham, green chilis, lime juice, salt, and garlic. This recipe is not your traditional recipe for poppers, but it is one you will definitely want to try. Prep time for Hank's Dove Poppers is less than thirty minutes. Cook time is approximately twenty minutes. To check out this delicious recipe, please view Hank's Honest-Food website.

How to Serve Hank's Dove Poppers?

Hank's Dove Poppers can be served as an appetizer for your weekend get together. It can also be prepared and served as a main course if you like. This American Cuisine is even superb for a quick grilled snack for the family.

Dateland Dove Poppers

Another delicious dove recipe for poppers is Hank's Dateland Dove Poppers recipe. Dove breasts are prepared with dates, bacon, and a special chermoula marinade. Prep time for this recipe is approximately thirty minutes (after marinating) with a fifteen-minute cooking time.

How to Serve Hank's Dateland Dove Poppers?

Hank's Dateland recipe is one that is excellent as an appetizer. But, you can easily include it as part of the main course. If you have an upcoming gathering, you can make this recipe ahead of time to please a crowd.

Additional Dove Recipes

Hank offers a variety of dove recipes on Honest-Food. Here are just a few you will delight preparing and cooking:

⦁ Doves with Prickly Pear BBQ Sauce

⦁ Barbecued Doves

⦁ Grilled Doves with Blueberry BBQ Sauce

⦁ Smoked Doves

⦁ Smoked Dove Salad with Roasted Peppers

⦁ Cajun Grilled Doves

⦁ Grilled Teriyaki Doves

⦁ And, more deliciousness


Chef, Hunter, Angler, Food Expert

Hank Shaw is a chef, hunter, angler, and wild food expert. He is always looking for new and delicious ways to gather and prepare wild foods for you and your family. Hank offers a large number of tips, recipes, and techniques on his Honest-Food website.

Also, be sure to take a few minutes to check out Hank's Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds & Small Game from Field to Feast cookbook. The 336-page cookbook offers comprehensive illustrations in how to prepare and cook upland birds and small game. The recipes focus on North America's small mammals, including birds, pigeons, and doves.

Have You Tried a Dove Popper Recipe?

Have you tried one of these dove popper recipes? Were they a hit at your most recent get-together? What would you do differently? Or, what was your favorite praise?

We would love to read your personal comments and opinions! Please leave your notes below for the lake site community!

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