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You ever plucked a dove? #5940010 09/22/15 02:12 AM
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I plucked a few of the bigger ones this evening. It was really easy.

I'm going to try out a recipe called "Grilled Doves a La Mancha"

http://honest-food.net/2014/08/31/grilled-doves-recipe-la-mancha/


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I have not, nor have I ever heard of anyone who has. Let us know how it turns out. Could be something I'd try.

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All the time growing up. Riding in the back of the pickup headed home. Feathers flying.


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When I was a kid every dove got picked whole


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Yep, just like quail and pheasants.
We also burned the birds over newspaper after plucking. Was my fav part as a kid.
All birds taste better bone in said my dad.

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Yep, plucked a few...






Re: You ever plucked a dove? [Re: BradyBuck] #5940160 09/22/15 03:18 AM
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Very cool Guy. I think I'll pull a few out everytime from now on.

Birds are still thick out this way. Shot a limit + 2 ringneck again the evening.

I'm going to start pulling some off the bone also and grinding them up. One thing I want to make is dove chile rellenos.

Last count 14 bags of 45 dove in the freezer.


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Always! Easier to handle, shove a jalapeņo up in that carcass.


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Yes we started plucking Eurasian doves. Roasting or grilling them. They turnout nice.

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Fill a 5 gallon bucket with water. Submerge dove and roll it in your hands under water. Feathers come right off and you don't have a pile of feathers.


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I've plucked a bunch, we usually lightly brown them and then cook them down in a gravy and serve over rice.


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I picked a limit last Saturday. Soaked them in buttermilk for 8 hours then deep fried. Tossed in a honey-jalepeno wing sauce afterwards. Literally one of the best things I have cooked ever. Worth plucking the birds. Dove are a whole lot easier than teal/ducks

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I have plucked a many of dove. I know a ranch in South Texas that plucks every dove they kill and they kill a lot of dove.

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Originally Posted By: john paul
I've plucked a bunch, we usually lightly brown them and then cook them down in a gravy and serve over rice.

We did that a lot as a kid. My dad, brother, and I would pick 'em and my grandma cooked 'em that way. I got the recipe from my aunt last year, can't wait to give it a go.


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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
I'm going to try out a recipe called "Grilled Doves a La Mancha"

http://honest-food.net/2014/08/31/grilled-doves-recipe-la-mancha/

Gonna try that... up


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Originally Posted By: john paul
I've plucked a bunch, we usually lightly brown them and then cook them down in a gravy and serve over rice.


Kapow Boy that how my momma taught me.


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I have and found it totally not worth it. Maybe with those big collared doves I would try it again.

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Not me. We breast them. Too much bone and not enough meat anywhere else to mess with.


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picked, floured and deep fried...
good stuff, there.
I never was a fan of just ripping out the breast... in fact a batch of fat white-wings picked w/skin-on (they have a nice layer of fat under the skin) makes a wonderful stew/guisado/gumbo..
with rice or dumplins, cant be beat...
I even save the hearts and clean the gizzards for giblets... so good.

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My brother inlaw plucks them, and then batters them and deep fries them. They're pretty tasty the way he does them.


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Use to do it all the time. They cook a lot better with the skin on.


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we pick sept blue-wings, too...
makes a good stew w/dumplins or teal/oyster gumbo w/okra and rice
oh yeah.. fried whole doves...
Momma did that alot

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