baby dove on the white plateIt’s officially dove season in most places, and that means the sounds of shotguns are filling the morning air once again. If you’re like us, you can’t wait to knock a dove (or 50) out of the sky, round ‘em up, clean ‘em off and get to eating.

The only problem? There are countless ways to cook dove (all of which are scrumptious) and it can be tough to pick the right recipe. Here are a couple of our favorites:

Fried dove

This recipe is relatively simple, and the preparation and cook time comes in at between 30 and 40 minutes. After covering the doves with a little flour and seasoning, the skillet does most of the work. Check out the full recipe and directions here.

Dove Jambalaya

This tasty dish is little more involved, but the end result is undoubtedly worth it. All you need to know is how to saute some onions and garlic, and how to boil rice. Have any questions? Just follow these directions.

Dove Breasts

A little hot sauce, a little brandy, some milk and a touch of seasoning. Aside from the doves, that’s all you’ll need for this one. Though simple, this concoction will insure that the tenderness of your dove meat is unmatched.

 Dove A La Papiot

Have a lot of extra time on your hands? This one’s perfect for you! First, you dice some veggies and start preparing the stuffing for the birds. Here’s the full recipe. Sausage and bacon are included for extra motivation. If you find yourself getting tired during the prep, just keep those additional meats in mind!,

And there you have it, four delicious ways to prepare dove. Time to get out there and knock a few out of the sky!