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.

Roast grouse with bread sauce & pâté croutons

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Grouse-a-leekie
broth

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Grouse and fig
salad

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Pine-scented
grouse

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

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