Geese are as easy to cook as a turkey or big chicken. Brushing on a flavorful syrup near the end of roasting adds a dramatic glaze to the bird making it an excellent holiday entree.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
roast:
3 hrs at 350°
stand:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Max Servings:
16
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Holiday Roast Goose

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse goose; pat dry with paper towels. Remove excess fat from cavity and neck. Sprinkle body cavity and rub the outside of the skin with marjoram and pepper.

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  • Skewer neck skin to back; tie legs to tail using 100 percent cotton kitchen string. Twist wings under back. Prick entire surface of bird with a fork.

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  • Place goose, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into thigh meat (bulb should not touch the bone).

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  • Roast, uncovered, for 3 to 3-3/4 hours, or until the thermometer registers 180 degrees, drumsticks move easily in sockets, and juices run clear. Using a basting bulb, carefully remove and discard the hot, liquid fat as it accumulates during roasting.

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  • Baste goose with about 1/3 cup of Herb Glaze or Ginger-Honey Glaze during the last 15 minutes of roasting. Add vinegar or broth to remaining glaze as directed.

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  • Reheat glaze to serve as a sauce. Cover goose; let stand for 15 minutes before carving.

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  • To serve, carve goose; pass remaining glaze to drizzle over sliced goose. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Holiday Roast Goose)

1026 calories; total fat 83g; saturated fat 25g; polyunsaturated fat 9g; monounsaturated fat 43g; cholesterol 225mg; sodium 187mg; potassium 778mg; carbohydrates 16g; fiberg; sugar 11g; protein 49g; vitamin a 146IU; vitamin c 12mg; thiaminmg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 9mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 40mg; iron 7mg.

Herb Glaze

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  • In a small bowl, stir together orange marmalade, parsley, and black pepper. After glazing goose, stir white vinegar into remaining mixture before passing as a sauce.

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Ginger Honey Glaze

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  • In a small saucepan stir together honey, mustard, and ginger. Heat through. After glazing goose, stir chicken broth into remaining glaze before passing as a sauce.

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Rating: Unrated
12/11/2015
No salt??