Photo By: Karen Thomason
For a quick, easy and delicious way to cook grouse, try this recipe.
You Will Need:
Grouse Breast ~ clean thoroughly, there are NO feathers in this recipe!
Favorite Bacon ~ thin sliced
Favorite Seasoning Salt
Small amount of Butter or Cream Cheese (your choice)
After cleaning grouse, pat dry with paper towel.
If the grouse breasts are large, I cut them in half.
Season grouse with seasoning salt. I like Lawry' Seasoned Salt.
Put small amount (about 1/16 spoon) butter or cream cheese on inside side of breast. Which one you use, is just a matter of preference.
Cut about 2/3 piece of bacon , enough to wrap around breast. Roll breast up then wrap bacon all the way around a time or two, until it is covered. Do not overlap. Try to cover most of grouse, "stretching" bacon slightly. You want enough bacon to keep the breast moist, but not so much that the cooking time is so long that it over cooks the grouse.
Place 2 toothpicks in each piece, one on each side to hold the bacon in place.
Place on Med-High grill. Turn often to keep bacon from burning. Keep a close eye, the bacon grease will cause a few flare ups.
Cooking Time will vary, depending on the size of the breasts and the thickness of the bacon. When bacon is done, so are the breasts. About 15 - 20 minutes.
Serve with your favorite veggies and you've got a great meal!
NOTE: I prefer to soak the grouse breasts in milk overnight when possible, but it is not necessary. Soaking tends to take that "gamey" flavor out.