I have to say, last year was my very first time hunting doves. It was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. But truth be told, this recipe is not from my harvest. I am lucky enough to have a pretty good crew of people that also hunt, and friends who like to share what game they take. My good friend Brad went to Arizona a few weeks ago and came home with seventy five doves. What a haul! So when Brad came knocking on my door with a vacuum seal bag full of salt brine dove breast, I couldn’t have been more thankful.
I was trying to think of something different to do with the dove breast and get out of my comfort zone, then it hit me – tandoori. If you have never had Indian food, first off, I’m sorry. Secondly, I would urge you to definitely get out of your own comfort zone and give it a try. If you like lots of flavor and can handle spicy food, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. I paired my smoked dove with a cilantro cucumber yogurt sauce, but the dove was so flavorful that if yogurt sauce isn’t your thing, the dove holds up on its own.
Serving Size: 4
Time to make: 30 minutes + marinating time
Special Equipment: Grill
Serve with: Rice
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