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Want to try one of Britain’s healthiest, most nutritious and delicious low-fat meats? If that’s a yes, then give grouse a try this season.

Philippa Davis, international private chef and food writer, is a huge fan of grouse and enjoys using it to create fresh and healthy recipes.

“I love to show how versatile this amazing natural meat is and how it’s quick, easy and relevant for today’s kitchen table.

Grouse & Fig summer salad

By Jamie Davies Published: August 11, 2020

  • Yield: 4 Servings

Philippa Davis is an international private chef and food writer (BBC Food, House & Garden, The Field magazine). She has worked in London as a chef at Michelin starred The River Café and Moro restaurants and now travels the world cooking for a list of high-profile clients. instagram @philippadavis_food



  1. In a bowl whisk the grouse marinade ingredients together with some salt and pepper. Spoon out into a flat dish and lay the breasts flesh side down. Leave for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl toss the figs, tomatoes, beans, watercress and herbs together with half of the dressing then place in piles on your serving plates.
  3. Divide the ricotta and almonds over the salads.
  4. Add the 2 tsp of olive oil into a frying pan on a medium/high heat. Cook the grouse breasts for about 2 minutes each side. Grouse breasts are best served pink, starting skin side down. Take of the heat and rest for 1 minute before thinly slicing and adding to your salad
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