Roasted Scottish grouse on bruschetta with fresh porcini mushrooms & watercress

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Glorious Game

By Ben Tish

Published 2019

  • About

Grouse would be my last supper main course. There is nothing like the flavour of a well-hung, rare, juicy grouse. For me the best way to cook it is by wrapping the bird with a few slices of fatty pancetta and filling the cavity with fresh thyme.


  • 1 young grouse
  • 3 slices of pancetta
  • 1 sprig of fresh th


For the grouse, wrap the pancetta around the grouse and fill with cavity of the bird with the thyme. Roast the grouse in an oven for 10 minutes at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 with lots of butter, basting the breasts a couple of times during the cooking.