Thursday, September 13, 2007

Nature Morte

The phrase is used for "Still Life" in French, though it has other obvious connotations,

I went out with the 16 bore but without a dog yesterday, in a brief work break, to try to bag a cottontail for dinner. I though the doves had mostly left "downhill" to the Rio but a flock rose as I approached the dirt tank on the ranch. I fired once and one fell-- first quarry of the season.


Matt Mullenix said...

What's your favorite dove recipe?

John Carlson said...

For one dove!

Matt Mullenix said...

"Dove on A Toothpick"


1 dove, breasted
1 strip, fatty bacon
1 jalepeno pepper
1 toothpick


Tuck pepper into dove meat. Wrap stuffed breast in fatty strip of bacon. Pierce with toothpick. Grill to taste.

Serves: 1 very small person.

Chas S. Clifton said...

I think the Chinese approach would work: stir-fry the dove meat and cook a big pot of rice.

Is that the interior of a 'new' truck?

Steve Bodio said...

If I don't get more soon that would be the way, or its Italian equivalent, shredded in sauce over polenta or over risott'.

But if I do maybe Doves Wyatt Earp?

Steve Bodio said...

Oh and-- no, still the '91. No changes he said sighing.

mdmnm said...

That is one of my favorite dove recipes, using half or a third of a seeded pepper, and an equally sized stick of sharp cheddar along side of the pepper.

mdmnm said...

"I fired once and one fell"

A friend's favorite passage from a certain book: "'Four!' he said with a grin. 'Uh, we usually shoot them flying.' 'That's why you miss'".

Matt Mullenix said...

md: The cheese is a good addition. A friend brought over some marinaded venison backtrap one night last year, cubed and wrapped in bacon with pepper jack cheese and a jalepeno. Toothpick through all. You could not grill them wrong. We tried, but every one of them turned out delicious.