Hunters’ Breakfast Recipe

Hunters’ Breakfast Recipe
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The essential cold summer soup from Spain, gazpacho is made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, and country bread soaked in olive oil.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

 Gazpacho is a Spanish classic, best made when juicy tomatoes are in season.

“Every hunter should know how to prepare and cook his own birds and game. It’s the finishing touch to a day spent in the open, when you return home with an appetite as sharp as a razor. My specialty is doves. Here’s a recipe that is simple and sure fire, if you just follow the instructions. Of course, the first thing to do is to get your limit of doves. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, I know.” — Clark Gable

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2
Servings
1007
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 doves
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Milk, for the sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 3 eggs, hard-boiled and sliced
  • 1 pound shell macaroni
  • Sprigs of parsley (optional)
  • Pimento, to taste (optional)
  • French bread, toasted and well buttered, for serving

Directions

First, pick the doves, dry, put in boiling water, and cook until tender. (Be careful, however, that the meat is firm and not cooked until it falls off the bones.) While the doves are on the fire, prepare the sauce and cook the macaroni. The sauce goes like this: Melt the butter in a double boiler, stir in the flour mixed with prepared mustard, add the milk, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened to the right consistency. Toss in some chopped mushrooms and sliced hard boiled eggs.

Cook the macaroni in boiling water until tender — drain in colander, pour cold water over the macaroni until all the starch is removed. Place the doves on a heated platter and surround with the cooked macaroni. Pour white sauce over the birds. Don’t get too much on the macaroni. It makes it soggy. Garnish with sprigs of parsley and pimento, if you feel ritzy. Serve with toasted, well buttered French bread. “I’ll have another helping, thanks.”

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
67g
96%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
411mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
72g
55%
Protein
30g
65%
Vitamin A, RAE
655µg
94%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
58µg
64%
Calcium, Ca
103mg
10%
Choline, total
260mg
61%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
130µg
33%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
350mg
50%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
62µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1703mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
127g
5%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Breakfast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Breakfast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.