The Grouse

Red grouse is a lean, dark meat that is prized by chefs and often referred to as the ‘king of game birds’. Grouse meat is rich, versatile and very healthy – it contains less than a third of the fat of chicken.

  • Nutritional information for grouse (per 100g): Protein, 29g; Calories, 127; Fat, 1g; Cholesterol, 45mg; Selenium, 0.32mg.
  • The estimated annual value of grouse meat to the UK economy is £490,000.
  • At the end of a shooting day, grouse are typically sorted into young and old birds by the gamekeepers before being sent to the game dealers.

Red Grouse Recipes

For a selection of sumptuous red grouse recipes that are easy to create at home, look no further than BASC’s Taste of Game initiative.

Header photo by Sandy Young

Taste of Game guide on where to buy the ‘king of game birds’

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