Monday, October 01, 2007

Do You Have a Good Game Bird Recipe?

I went grouse hunting this weekend in northern Minnesota near Lake Winnibigoshish with my parents, brothers, husband, and brother-in-law. I did the worst of the group, not even getting a shot at one - not that I'm a good shot anyway...

But I did get some of the spoils. Does anyone have a good recipe for grouse, or some other game bird that I could substitute with grouse?


Anonymous said...

Here's one for young red grouse we use in Scotland.
knob of butter into each bird, cover each breast with a strip of bacon, Place on a slice of buttered bread and put in oven 190c, 375f or gas Mark 5. for 35 to 40 mins.
Take off bacon 10 mins before bird is ready to brown breast.
Serve with bread sauce fried bread crumbs and gravy, green salad and what we call potato crisps.

If it's an older bird, brown it in deep saucepan with butter add diced bacon pour over a little brandy cover the whole thing tightly and simmer for 40 mins turning a couple of times. Take out bird add a splash or two of red wine to juice in saucepan and coook and thicken maybe with a bit of cornflour to make a gravy.
best of luck
Alastair Robertson
The Scotsman

tom said...

I've done a bird in a crockpot, which turned out rather well.

Maria Surma Manka said...

Oh good Lord - red wine and bacon? the keys to my heart! THANKS! :)

Dana @ The Wild WoodsWoman said...

Good question! I found some at:

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Maria Surma Manka said...

For sure Dana, and thank you for the FABULOUS recipes! I have 3 grouse breasts left and may have to use different recipes for all of them!