How To Make Roasted Wild Goose
Fancy up dinners with this wild goose recipe for an elegant dish! A whole goose is filled with a fruity stuffing and wrapped with bacon for a crisp bite.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Rinse and pat the goose dry.
Place the cold butter in a large bowl and add cranberries, raisins, orange, onion, apple, sage, tarragon, basil, garlic, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Mix well using hands until a large ball of butter and fruit is formed.
Stuff the ball of butter into the body cavity of the goose. Close the cavity and tie the drumsticks together with kitchen twine. Sew the cavity shut, if desired.
Place 2 large layers of foil on a work surface. Make a bed of bacon slices in the center of the foil by placing 4 or 5 slices side by side. Lay the goose on top, breast-side up.
Cover the breast and legs with remaining bacon. Bring the foil up and fold, sealing in the bird, leaving a small space around the bird for air circulation. Place the foil-covered bird into a roasting pan.
Roast in the preheated oven for 3 to 4 hours until no longer pink in the center. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the largest part of the thigh should read 180 degrees F.
Remove from the oven, leave the bird breast-side down, and let rest for 15 minutes. Turn the bird breast-side up and let rest for 10 minutes.
Open the foil pouch very carefully. Remove and discard all stuffing and transfer the bird to a serving platter.
Slice, carve, and serve, or serve whole and carve at the table. Enjoy!
- Calories: 2430.67kcal
- Fat: 219.54g
- Saturated Fat: 70.93g
- Trans Fat: 0.80g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 109.42g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 24.14g
- Carbohydrates: 16.15g
- Fiber: 2.79g
- Sugar: 9.95g
- Protein: 93.14g
- Cholesterol: 513.98mg
- Sodium: 1605.20mg
- Calcium: 102.62mg
- Potassium: 1944.92mg
- Iron: 14.37mg
- Vitamin A: 256.27µg
- Vitamin C: 36.99mg
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