Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
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.