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  • Pan-Fried Grouse with Yellow Split Pea Dal Recipe

    Another delicious Grouse recipe. Perfect for a family Saturday night.

    Feeds 2-3

    Pan-Fried Grouse


    I pack of 6 Wild and Game grouse breast fillets
    12 pancetta rashers
    Olive oil
    For the dal
    4 rashers unsmoked bacon, chopped
    1 medium onion, diced
    250g yellow split peas
    2 tsp minced garlic
    Half a tsp Turmeric
    2 tsp cumin
    2 tsp coriander
    Salt to taste


    1. Fry the onions for about 5 minutes until very soft.
    2. Add the bacon and cook for about 3 more minutes.
    3. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
    4. Add the spices and cook for 30 seconds.
    5. Add the split peas and 2 litres of cold water.
    6. Bring to the boil then simmer for about 1 h 40 minutes or until the peas are soft. Stir regularly and add more water if required.
    7. When the peas are nearly cooked, wrap each grouse fillet in 2 rashers of pancetta.
    8. Heat the olive oil and pan fry the grouse breasts for about 3 minutes each side.
    9. Taste the dal and add salt to taste.
    10. Serve with nan bread or buttered toast.