In a pan, bring the rice to the boil with the water and then simmer for 20 minutes until the rice is cooked al dente.
Meanwhile, zest the lemon and lime into a large bowl and add the juices from both. Finely chop the coriander, mint and parsley and add to the bowl. Peel and chop finely the onion, red pepper and tomatoes. Crumble in the feta cheese, season and stir in the olive oil.
Drain the rice and run under a cold tap to chill the rice but also to keep it crunchy. Add to the other ingredients, stir well and it's ready to serve!
– Boil the broad beans in a pan of water for 3-8 minutes or until just soft. Drain and plunge into cold water to stop them cooking further. Drain again and then pop the tender, bright green beans out of their thick, leathery skins by squeezing gently.
– Slice the radishes and red onion quite thinly and add to the beans
– Scoop out the flesh from the preserved lemon and discard. Very finely chop the remaining lemon skin and fresh herbs, and add to the beans.
– Make the dressing by adding the zest and juice of the lemon to a good generous glug of olive oil. Whisk together with the ground cumin. Pour over the salad and toss to combine
To make the bread sauce; bring the milk to the boil with the onion in it and let it infuse for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the onion and add the remaining ingredients. The sauce should be of a loose, dropping consistency. Set aside and keep warm.
To make the game chips; peel the potato and slice thinly. Remove as much starch as possible by rinsing in cold water, then pat dry. Heat the oil and deep fry for two to three minutes until golden brown.
To cook the grouse; Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Season and put the juniper berries inside the cavities of the birds. Tuck a sprig of thyme under each leg and lay two rashers of bacon over each breast.
Heat the fat in a roasting tin and sear on each side. Roast for 16 to 20 minutes, depending on size, then remove from the tray and keep warm. Add the root vegetables, any juices, stock, sloe gin and red wine and simmer gently for approximately six minutes. Sieve into a saucepan and check the seasoning.
Serve with the game chips, vegetables, bread sauce and a pot of redcurrant jelly.
*Herb Bread Crumbs*
– Place all ingredients in a blender until fine
*Loin of Hare*
– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
– Lay out a large piece of cling film and lay the pancetta slices overlapping on top
– Place the 2 pieces of each loin on the pancetta with the narrow ends facing to the middle
– Roll the loins into a cylinder and secure the ends
– Slice the wrapped loin into 4 pieces and, leaving the cling film on, pan fry in a hot pan with a knob of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil until sealed and golden brown.
– Place in the oven for 4 mins
– Remove from oven and allow to rest for 8 mins
– Sprinkle the crumb on the flat side of the loin
– Place the raw hare leg and the bacon in a food processor and blend
– Add all the other ingredients and mix well
– Place the mix in a piping bag and cut off the end
– Push the end of the sausage skin over the end of the bag and then pipe the mix into the skin
– Twist the sausage every 4cm to make small sausages
– Chill for 1 hour and then cut into individual sausages
– Grill until golden brown
*Braised Hare Leg*
– Fry the hare legs in butter until golden brown
– Fry all the vegetables until golden brown
– Put the hare legs and vegetables together in the same pan, add the wine and cook until liquid is reduced by half
– Add the gravy and the water
– Simmer for 2 hours or until the leg meat comes off the bone with ease
– Strain the liquid from the pan and reduce to a sauce consistency
– Pick the meat off the legs and add to the sauce
– Place in the pasty case and top with mashed potato
Place the loin, sausage and pie together on a plate and drizzle with any remaining sauce. Serve with honey roasted turnips.