You are here: Home » Recipes » Grilled Dove Breasts Grilled Dove Breasts Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 6 servings A eelicious and creative way to serve up dove. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/3 cup olive oil2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar1 tablespoon snipped cilantro1 tablespoon crushed dried oregano3 to 4 -- garlic cloves, minced1 teaspoon crushed dried marjoram1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme1 teaspoon ground cumin12 whole dove breasts, cleaned and boned4 ounces Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese, cut into 24 small pieces3 -- fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced into 24 strips12 slices bacon Instructions Combine olive oil, vinegar, cilantro, oregano, garlic, marjoram, thyme and cumin. Place dove breasts in a plastic bag and pour marinade over. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours, turning bag occasionally to distribute marinade. Drain dove breasts. Cut a pocket in the meaty part of each breast half and tuck a piece of cheese and a strip of jalapeno pepper into each pocket. Wrap a bacon slice around each breast; secure with a toothpick. Place dove breasts on grill and cook, uncovered, directly over medium coals for 10-15 minutes or until dove is tender and bacon is well cooked. Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Columbus’ A Southern Collection Then and Now (The Junior League of Columbus, Georgia, Inc., 1994).