dove with jeffs rub?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by mr squatch, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. mr squatch

    mr squatch Newbie

    Has anyone ever tried Jeff's rub, or a similar rub on dove breast?

    I'm thinking about marinating in italian dressing, stuffing with a jap, wrapping in bacon, then using a little of jeff's rub and smoking them.  Thoughts?
     
  2. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Jeff's rub is actually good on just about everything.   Dove breasts have a rather stronger taste than most game with the exception of goose breasts.  The rub shouldn't mask the taste of the dove too much.  Probably will add a bit of a sweeter taste to them.

    I personally marinate them and smoke them with bacon.  Why don't you try them with and without the rub and decide which way you prefer,  

    Good luck with your experiment,

    John
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You have a lot going on with the bacon, marinade, jalapeno, smoke and  dove breast. A complex rub may just overpower and muddle the flavor. Go simple and complimentary. Salt, pepper, onion and garlic (SPOG), with the marinade, is plenty. If you wish to use Jeff's more complex flavor profile, I would nix the mariade and go with a Brine like mine below. For Dove Beast 4-8 hours would be plenty then go with the jap and bacon wrap. Finish with the rub and you are good to go...JJ

    Families Favorite Brine

    1/2C Kosher Salt

    2T Paprika

    2T Gran. Garlic

    2T Gran. Onion

    2T Dry Thyme

    2T Black Pepper

    1C Vinegar (Any)

    1-11/2Gal Cold Water to cover Chix

    1/2C Brown Sugar, Optional

    1T Red Pepper Flake Optional

    Mix well and Soak the Bird over night or up to 24 Hours.

    Remove the Chix, rinse if desired and pat dry with paper towels.

    Place in an open container in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours for the Skin to dry.

    This will give a crispier skin when Smokng or Roasting...
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
  4. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Squatch,

    I have a favorite recipe for dove breasts as well.  If you care to try it just let me know and I will share it with you as well as the rest of the Forum.

    John
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
  5. mr squatch

    mr squatch Newbie

    Thank you for the advice, I will likely try the brine instead of the Italian dressing.

    John, please post your favorite dove recipe.  I am trying to find a way to cook them so my wife will eat them.  She likes them fried ok but I would prefer to do it a different way.

    Any tips on venison?  I'm going to try something with one of the loins I have.
     
  6. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No Problem...Here it is:

    1/2 cup Italian Salad Dressing of your choice

    1 Lb fresh bacon

    1 T paprika

    1 t  ground sage

    1/2 t garlic powder

          salt & pepper

    T=Tablespoon...t=teaspoon

    1.  Marinate birds in Italian dressing overnight

    2  Pat dry, season with paprika, ground sage, garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste

    3.  Wrap each breast with a bacon slice

    4.  Place the wrapped breasts on a medium-hot grill, bacon seam side down

    5.  Cover the grill for 15 minutes

    6.  Turn breasts and grill another 15 minutes

    7.  Test the breasts with a fork, if they are not tender enough cook additional minutes

    The paprika, sage, and garlic powder do the trick with dove breasts.  And of course the bacon!

    Enjoy,

    John
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
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  7. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have several venison recipes...Jerky, Stew, Corned Venison, Chili, and Roasts...What's your pleasure?

    John
     
  8. mr squatch

    mr squatch Newbie

    thanks for the recipe!

    I will be smoking the tenderloins either before or after I do the dove.  Probably bacon wrapped as well.  It will be a dove cook with a few extras.  Add some adult beverages and some washer throwing and it should be a fun Saturday.
     
  9. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Pardon my ignorance but what is "washer throwing"? 

    John
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016
  10. nevrsummr

    nevrsummr Meat Mopper

    On one trip to south Texas we were fortunate enough to receive hospitality from some young Mexican ranch hands. They made us their specialty, dove (palomas) it was unforgettable! They marinated overnight and then took 1 dove breast, one slice canned jalepeno, one slice green apple, another dove breast, wrapped in bacon, cooked over a mesquite fire. Simply amazing. I have attempted it myself but never quite nailed it.
     
  11. mr squatch

    mr squatch Newbie

  12. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  13. mr squatch

    mr squatch Newbie

    Everything turned out great! I brined the dove for a few hours, stuffed with jalapeño and wrapped in bacon then shook on some of Jeff's rub. Really moist and great flavor.

    Ill try to post pics.
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  14. mr squatch

    mr squatch Newbie

    Doesnt look like they all posted.
     
  15. mr squatch

    mr squatch Newbie

    The first one is the venison tenderloin that I used Jeff's rub on and then wrapped in bacon.  It turned out great as well.  I forgot to take pics of all the dove on the pit.
     

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