Dutch Oven Dove/Quail2002-11-20
- Course: Main Dishes
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 1:15 h
- Ready In : 1:45 h
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- 8 doves (or quail), cleaned and dressed
- Salt to taste
- Black and/or red pepper to taste
- Flour to coat doves
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 1/8 tsp thyme
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 (4 oz) can button mushrooms
- 1 cup white wine or chicken broth
Melt the butter in a Dutch oven. Salt and pepper the doves to taste and coat with flour. If you like, you could stuff the breast by making a slit in the breast meat and putting minced onions and garlic that have been mixed with vinegar, salt, black pepper and red pepper.
Brown the doves all sides in a Dutch oven. Sprinkle with the parsley and thyme. Cover and cook slowly on low heat for 15 minutes.
Add the onions, mushrooms and wine or broth.
For the stovetop: cover and simmer for 1 hour or until tender on the stovetop. For the oven: cover and place in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour. You may need to add a small amount of water with the drippings for the gravy.