Steamed Dove Dumplings

If you've ever dove hunted, chances are you've also eaten a dove popper. You know, dove breast, cream cheese and jalapeno wrapped in bacon. While it surely is a viable and tasty option for your take, give these steamed dumplings a try and we promise you won't be disappointed.


  • 4-5 doves
  • 1-2 tsps fresh grated or minced ginger
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • Soy Sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Red pepper flake
  • 1 egg
  • 15-20 Refrigerated wonton wrappers


  • Mince dove breasts to consistency of a medium grind. Do this with a knife or even pulse food in a food processor
  • In a mixing bowl, combine dove meat, ginger, garlic and green onion. Also mix in 2-3 tbsp of soy sauce, salt, pepper and a dash of sesame oil
  • Beat the egg to use as a wash to sealing wonton wrappers.
  • Place approx. a tablespoon of the dumpling mixture in the center of the wrapper, and fold diagonally, crimping the edges.
  • Place uncooked dumplings on a paper towel until ready to steam.
  • In a large pot with a metal steamer, arrange dumplings so they do not touch. Steam for 20mins or until done.
  • Mix the dumplings sauce,
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
    • 2 tsp water
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • Dash of red pepper flake. You also can add finely chopped green onion, if desired.
  • Serve immediately with dipping sauce.

Makes approx. 16-20 dumplings

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