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Hello Steven,

I can’t thank you enough for taking time to visit with us. This is quite special.

I live in Texas. It is just another part of our lives to pack things up and head to the ranch

for the opening of Dove season. Someone will go down ahead of time to scout and get the

Shiner cooling.

We get a pretty good fire going with pecan laying around. Then field dress the birds. One of

 the neighbors saves us fresh peaches in trade for an invite. We wedge the peaches and marinate them

 in Tequila. We fill the bird cavity with a peach or a jalapeno or both and bard with bacon. We

grill them on an elevated grate over coals. One of the problems is that before I can get the

bacon grilled enough the bird is somewhat overcooked.

So my thoughts this year is to do the same thing with the birds, but instead of barding with bacon I

thought I would slide the bird into casing and tie off the ends. Then grill them. Have you ever seen

something like this done?  I would also appreciate any suggestions you might have.

Thanks again

Panini

 

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Panini, that sounds like too much fun! Am not a hunter, but the feast sounds amazing. The peach/jalapeno combination is a winner. Esp. with the Shiner...

 

When you say "casing," do you mean like hog casings? Sounds like a creative idea. Almost medieval! I'd try it first with a game hen or something just to test the theory. Would really like to know how this turns out.

 

If you don't want to give up on the bacon, why not partially cook the bacon before you wrap the doves? If you have access to an oven,

put the bacon on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with either parchment paper or foil. Set the oven to 350, and let the bacon render some of its fat for 15 minutes or so. Bacon lays flat when you do it in the oven. Simply drain it on paper toweling, then pack it up in resealable plastic bags and tote to your cook site. 

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Steven,

Thanks for the reply. There are a few of us that don't hunt. We are responsible for the food..

 Pre cooking the bacon is a great idea and will probably do the trick. Thank you for that. I'll give it a try. I might

even spice or brown sugar the bacon.

  I'm also going to try some using a smaller sheep casing just to see the results.

This has been a real honor talking with you.

Thank You Very Much,

Panini

 

BTW, I know I mentioned Shiner and Tequila but rest assure every gun is back in the safe before any of that.

           Lots of kids and 4 wheelers around.

           I might take advantage and ask another question about grilling catfish. We usually let the kids cull out

           some from the tanks.

 

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Hey, wasn't even thinking about the confluence of guns, tequila, and Shiner! Am a little dim as I just returned from a 3-week book tour in Europe. A bit jet-lagged, as you can imagine. In any case, I thought your idea to use casings was novel, and I'd be curious to know how it turns out. 

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