Crispy Roast Goose

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Crispy Roast Goose 

Impress your family and friends with this moist and absolutely delicious crispy roast goose. The recipe requires a day or two of advance preparation, but the results will create memories to last a lifetime.

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Serves: 12
  • 1 (± 5 kg) goose

  • 250 g wild rice

  • 1,25 litres cold water

  • good knob butter

  • 375 g shiitake mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 egg

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 150 ml dry sherry

  • 475 ml giblet stock

  1. Carefully prick the goose on all sides with a cocktail stick, taking care to avoid piercing the flesh

  2. Fill a pot large enough to hold the goose 2/3 full of water and bring to the boil.

  3. Submerge the bird neck side down for 1 minute until goose bumps arise on the goose — turn goose to tail side down and repeat the process — remove goose from the pot and drain

  4. Place goose breast side up on a rack in a large roasting tin — set in the refrigerator, uncovered, to dry the skin for 24 to 48 hours

  5. Cook the rice the night before roasting the goose — place the rice in a pot with water and bring to the boil — reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45 minutes — refrigerate overnight

  6. Preheat oven to 180°C

  7. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the onion until tender

  8. Mix in cooked rice, mushrooms and egg — season mixture with salt and pepper

  9. Sprinkle the goose inside and out with salt and pepper

  10. Fill goose cavities with the rice and mushroom mixture

  11. Seal cavities with kitchen string and place the goose breast side down on a rack in a roasting tin

  12. Roast bird 1½ hours in preheated oven; do not open the oven door

  13. Remove bird from the oven and use a baster to remove the fat that has accumulated in the bottom of the tin

  14. Turn bird on its back in the roasting tin, and continue roasting for 1 hour or until the internal temperature when tested with a meat thermometer has reached a minimum of 80°C

  15. Remove goose from the oven and transfer to a larger tin — increase the oven temperature to 200°C — return goose to the oven for 15 minutes to further crisp and brown the bird

  16. Take out the goose and let it sit uncovered for 30 minutes before removing stuffing

  17. To make gravy, place the original roasting tin over 2 burners — mix in dry sherry and scrape the tin with a wooden spoon

  18. Combine these drippings with giblet stock to make gravy for the goose and stuffing.

Category: Entrée

Cuisine: Global

Sub-Category: Poultry

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