Roast grouse with bacon and juniper

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Grouse
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
40 grams Butter; (11/2oz)
Few celery leaves
4 Rashers streaky bacon
1 tablespoon Juniper berries; crushed
1 tablespoon Freshly chopped parsley
2 slices White bread; toasted with crusts
; removed
Celery leaves and parsley sprigs

TO GARNISH

1. Season the grouse inside and out with salt and freshly groung black pepper.

2. Place a small knob of butter inside each grouse with the celery leaves 3. Wrap 2 rashers of bacon over each grouse and secure underneath with cocktail sticks.

4. Place in a lightly greased roasting tin in a preheated oven 220øC, 425 øF, Gas Mark 7 for 40 - 45 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, blend the remaining butter with juniper berries, chopped parsley and seasoning.

6. Place on a sheet of greaseproof paper and roll up to form a "sausage" shape. Chill.

7. Serve the grouse on the toast to absorb the juices and arrange slices of the herb butter on top to glaze the grouse.

8. Garnish with celery leaves and parsley.

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NOTES : This makes an ideal dinner party main course for 2.

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