Recipe: Wild Doves in Wine

From the Missouri Department of Conservation

Wild Doves in Wine

You and your dog caught a brace of doves and now you’re not sure what to do next? Try this savory dish!

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cook time: 1½ hours.


8 doves, cleaned and picked
3 Tbsp. olive oil or bacon drippings, plus ½ c. olive oil (reserved)
½ c. sherry or dry red wine
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. salt

Warm 3 tablespoons of olive oil or bacon drippings in a heavy iron skillet. Add doves and brown on all sides, turning to ensure even heat. Add sherry or wine, reserved olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and cover with a tight lid. Simmer on low—the liquid should not boil—for 1½ hours or until meat is tender.

Serve with brown or wild rice.