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Alan Gibb recipe: Grouse breast with heather honey, pickled chanterelles and miso jus

Alan Gibb recipe: Grouse breast with heather honey and ginger puree, pickled chanterelles and miso jus

Published: August 19, 2015
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1. Marinade the grouse breast in creme fraiche, garlic and thyme for 24 hours.

2. In a saucepan, sauté the chopped carrots in butter with splash of water, when nearly cooked add the ginger, honey and cream and finish cooking, then make a fine puree with a hand blender

3. Peel the baby carrot to remove the outer skin and then peel the carrots lengthways to create ‘’carpaccio’’, place in iced water

4. In a saucepan, add the chopped shallots and the vinegar and reduce until nearly done

5. Add the oil and warm through, toss in the mushrooms and cook for a minute, season with pepper and a sea salt, add some flat leaf parsley, keep to one side

6. In a non stick pan, cook the grouse breasts 2 minutes each side, remove from pan and allow to rest

To serve

1. Divide the carrot puree between the plates and pull across, then scatter the mushrooms across the plate

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2. Cut the grouse breast into three slices, drain on paper and add to the plate, before adding the watercress leaves, flowers and spring onions

3. Season the carrot carpaccio with a little salt and divide onto the plates, before finishing witha few drops miso grouse jus and oil


  • 4 grouse breasts
  • 50ml creme fraiche
  • 1sprig thyme
  • 3 juniper berries crushed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • sea salt and pepper
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon heather honey
  • 1\2 an inch of ginger root finely grated
  • 100ml double cream
  • 30gm butter
  • 100gm Scottish chanterelles
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 25ml sherry vinegar
  • 25ml rapeseed oil
  • 9 Baby carrots – purple, white and orange
  • Butter
  • Seasoning
  • Watercress leaves
  • 2 spring onions
  • Edible flowers
  • 50 ml reduced grouse stock (made from the grouse bones)
  • 1 spoon of miso
  • 1 spoon virgin rapeseed oil
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