Recipe For Sauteed Grouse with Peach-Balsamic Sauce


2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2 (1 pound) grouse, cut into quarters and patted dry
1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
1/4 cup peach or apricot jam
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, or to taste


Melt the butter with the garlic in a large skillet over low heat. Allow to bubble slowly for about 10 minutes to infuse the garlic into the butter, then remove garlic and reserve.

Increase the heat to medium-high. When hot, brown the grouse until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side; then set aside.

Pour the sherry into the skillet and allow to simmer for 20 seconds. Stir in the chicken stock, tarragon, and peach jam; bring back to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar, and cook, covered for 2 minutes. Return the grouse to the pan, and simmer until fully cooked, 3 to 5 minutes.