Wild Game Recipes: Mango Bacon Pigeon

Pigeon? Yes, you read that right and you’ll love it! This fast and easy recipe is also great with quail and doves.

  • 8-10 boneless pigeon breasts (or 16-20 boneless dove breasts)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 fresh mango
  • 12-15 strips bacon cut in half and partially cooked
  • Wooden toothpicks that have been soaked in water for 30 minutes

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Combine olive oil with sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, pepper and hot sauce. Add pigeon or dove breast, cover, and marinate for 2 hours. Peel mango, remove seeds and cut into strips. Lay bacon strips flat and add a piece of mango and a dove breast (or halved pigeon breast). Wrap the bacon around the mango and breast, secure with a toothpick, and grill until the bacon is cooked and the breast is medium-rare.

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