Basic Roast Goose
ready in: 2-5 hrs
recipe id: 9335
1 fresh or completely thawed goose
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey or to taste
Dried fruit or fruit and wild rice stuffing
Most wild foul are greasy if not prepared correctly. The preparation consists of three steps. The first step in cooking is the degrease and brown step. The second step is the stuff step. The third step is the cook step.
Take a fresh or completely thawed goose. Puncture many holes in the skin. (I used a corn holder.) Puncture both top and bottom of goose. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place unstuffed goose in roasting pan with large area for catching grease. Roast approx 45 minutes to an hour until slightly brown. Watch carefully - This is only the first step in cooking so you don't want it to burn. You can optionally turn the goose over to brown both sides.
Remove the goose from the oven. Allow the goose to cool so it can be handled comfortably. Drain the pan. Pat down the goose with paper towels to remove the grease. Pat both inside and outside. Stuff the goose. Baste with the orange juice/honey sauce.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F or slightly cooler. Place goose on a roasting pan back in the oven. Cook goose using the rule of about 25 minutes per pound but subtract 45 minutes because of the cooking done in the first step. Rebaste goose while cooking every half hour. It is not necessary to turn the goose over in this step. When done drumsticks should separate fairly easily from the goose. Use same rules for doneness as other poultry.
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