Grouse a leekie broth

Grouse a leekie broth

A warming recipe showcasing the delicious grouse.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Grouse
Servings 4


  • 2 grouse oven ready, legs and wishbones removed
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon
  • 100 grams Agen prunes chopped
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 ltr very good dark game or beef stock
  • 50 grams butter


  • In a heavy based saucepan, sweat the leeks in half the butter without any colour. Add the grouse legs and stock and bring to a gentle simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the grouse legs and strip any meat from them and reserve.
  • Rub the remaining butter on the grouse breasts and place the bacon on top of the breasts.
  • Roast in a 230C° preheated oven for 10 minutes and leave to rest in a warm place for 5 minutes or so. Finely chop the bacon and add to the broth along with the prunes and parsley.
  • Carve the grouse breasts from the bird and slice each breast into a bowl along with the reserved leg meat.
  • Top with the broth and serve with lots of warm crusty bread.
Keyword Grouse