Recipe by Chef Jeff Garland
Tired of Chicken and Dumplings? Have any left over dove from the Fall's hunt? Try this. Totally different with the beef broth and the liverish dove breast. I would like to try it reducing the broth and omitting the dumplings and making a thicker mixture to spoon over noodles. I used the last of my dove though and I can't until September. If anybody does let me know how it turns out.
- 12 dove breasts, boned
- 2 cups milk
- 8 cups beef broth
- 6 slices bacon
- 6 green onions
- 1 cup button mushroom
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 16 dumplings, I use Dumplings
Directions See How It's Made
- Put Dove Breast in a bowl and cover with milk. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!
- Bring Broth to a boil in a stock pot. Add Breast (discard milk) and cook 45 minutes at a slow boil.
- While Breast are cooking, cook Bacon in a fry pan until crisp. Remove Bacon (crumble and set aside) and reserve the drippings.
- Slice the Onions and Mushrooms to 1/8" slices. Keep the green tops and chop to a fine chop. Set the tops aside for garnish.
- Add the Onions and Mushrooms to the drippings and sautee for about 5 minutes. Add the Butter, Garlic Powder and Cayenne pepper and simmer until Butter is clarified about 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly sprinkle the Flour over the mixture stirring constantly.
- Continue cooking about 2 minutes constantly stirring to disperse the flour evenly. Add sour cream and stir until smooth. Cut off heat and cover.
- Add Dumplings recipe #30965 to Stock pot with the breast and simmer covered for 10 minutes.
- Uncover pan and add the Onion and Mushroom mixture slowly to the Stock Pot. Stir until smooth and creamy.
- Ladle in bowls and sprinkle the onion tops and crumbled bacon on top.
- Serve hot with a good hearty bread for dipping.