Christmas Grouse with Berry Sauce (Jólarjúpa með Berjasósu)

Icelandic christmas grouse with berry sauce

Christmas Grouse with Berry Sauce (Jólarjúpa með Berjasósu)

Christmas Grouse with Berry Sauce (Jólarjúpa með Berjasósu)Ingalls Photography

Icelandic home cook Þorgerður Gunnarsdóttir serves ptarmigan, or wild grouse, with a sweet-tart sauce made with thyme and bilberries. Here, we substitute blueberries, a slightly sweeter cousin of bilberries. This recipe first appeared in our December 2014 issue with the story Northern Lights.