Game Kitchen

Smoked Grouse Crostini

A tasty and healthy alternative to Lamb, Chicken, Beef or Pork

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 10

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes



Thank you to Great Glen Charcuterie for providing this fantastic grouse starter



Small loaf of sourdough bread

Soft goat cheese or curd

Smoked grouse breasts thinly sliced

Rocket leaves 50g hazelnuts

Handful of brambles

2 tbsp orange juice

Rapeseed or olive oil

Salt and pepper



Slice the bread in even slices and grill on both sides for a nice crust.

Toast the hazelnuts briefly and crush into small pieces.

Bring the brambles slowly to the boil with the orange juice until soft.

Push the mixture through a sieve with the back of a spoon.

Mix the cooled bramble juice with the a few tablespoons of oil and season with a little salt and pepper to make the bramble sauce.

Take a crostini and spread the goats cheese on top, add a few leaves of rocket and top with a couple of slices of grouse breast. Drizzle with bramble sauce and garnish with crushed hazelnuts.

These Smoked Grouse Crostini’s make a nice sharing starter or make them smaller for canapés.