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Help with cooking a goose please!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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NoozanNoozan Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
My friend is giving me a goose tomorrow! :j It's a wild one that's been hanging for about a week now. I'll need to pluck it but I have no iinspriartion as to what to cook with it. :confused:

I've had goose in the past and have simply poured boiling water over it, let it dry, !!!!!! the skin a bit and then just roasted in a very hot oven.

I'd like to try something fairly simple and a bit different; any ideas please?

I'm also looking forward to some pheasant and grouse soon too, so any ideas for those would be good too. Thanks!
I have the mind of a criminal genius. I keep it in the freezer next to Mother....
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  • Hi Noozan,

    I found this on Google, looks promising.

    http://www.roastgoose.com/goose_recipes.htm

    Good luck,
    Al.
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  • xuetaxueta Forumite
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    Noozan wrote:
    My friend is giving me a goose tomorrow! :j It's a wild one...

    If it's wild, then it may be quite tough and not roast well. :o
  • NoozanNoozan Forumite
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    xueta wrote:
    If it's wild, then it may be quite tough and not roast well. :o

    I did wonder that but thought it might be more flavoursome if it's wild? Anyway, it's free so no great loss if I end up having to dig a lasgane out of the freezer or something, lol.

    Thanks Kiwichick, there's some interesting ideas on that site. Going to have a browse through them properly now.
    I have the mind of a criminal genius. I keep it in the freezer next to Mother....
  • I remember reading a relatively simple Nigella recipe that involved stuffing a goose with mashed potato but for the life of me can't find it. Maybe worth looking up?
    Before you criticise a man, walk a mile in his shoes. Then, when you do criticise him, you're a mile away and you have his shoes.
  • For anyone else looking for a goose for Christmas Lidl have them in stock at the moment - 4kgs. frozen £12.99. (I can't take credit for this info - see Shop Don't Drop post by Researcher).
    Also re recipes a post on the same thread by TheFirs gives a good web site for lots of recipes - Thehuntingsociety.org.

    Apologies for not being able to put links in!

    Happyroly
  • Wild - According to hugh fernly wittingstool (spelly) this is best. I watched an episode of A view from river cottage recently and he made a 10bird roast turkey!

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  • NoozanNoozan Forumite
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    Well, I have just taken delivery of a huge goose and a brace of pheasants so I'm going to be busy plucking tomorrow!
    I have the mind of a criminal genius. I keep it in the freezer next to Mother....
  • Debt_Free_ChickDebt_Free_Chick Forumite
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    As for cooking the goose, I think it would be helpful to know what type it is. Can you identify it? There's a guide to identifying wildfowl & game here.

    Different birds can require completely different cooking methods e.g. Canada Goose needs to be braised for hours ... like, erm .... 8 :eek:

    As for the pheasant - have they been hung? I would generally hang mine for at least a week - more in my case as I prefer them to be "gamey".
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  • NoozanNoozan Forumite
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    As for cooking the goose, I think it would be helpful to know what type it is. Can you identify it? There's a guide to identifying wildfowl & game here.

    Different birds can require completely different cooking methods e.g. Canada Goose needs to be braised for hours ... like, erm .... 8 :eek:

    As for the pheasant - have they been hung? I would generally hang mine for at least a week - more in my case as I prefer them to be "gamey".

    Eek, I hope it's not a Canada goose then....hang on, I'll have a look at that website...

    The goose has been hung for 8 days and the phesants have been hanging for 5. They're out in the front porch at the moment as it's the coolest place I could find in the house.
    I have the mind of a criminal genius. I keep it in the freezer next to Mother....
  • NoozanNoozan Forumite
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    I've had a look at some images and I'm sure it's a greylag goose. :)
    I have the mind of a criminal genius. I keep it in the freezer next to Mother....
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