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Whole Goose

Whole Goose

Regular price £50.00
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A 4 1/2 - 5kg goose will be enough to feed 5 people generously.

  • Preheat the oven to 180˚C/gas mark 4
  • Use the tip of a sharp knife to prick the skin over the breast. Place the goose in a clean sink and pour a kettle of boiling water over it - this tightens the skin and helps it to go extra crispy
  • Dry the goose with kitchen paper and leave it at room temperature for 1 hour, until the skin has a dry but tacky feel
  • Place the goose in a roasting tray and sprinkle the skin with salt. Cover the bird with tin foil and place it in the oven. Baste the bird every half an hour and judge the length of cooking time by the weight of the bird (see times below)
  • Remove the foil for the last 30 minutes of cooking to allow the skin to crisp up fully
  • Remove the goose from the oven and re-cover with foil. Leave to rest for at least 30 minutes

Goose roasting times (approx)

  • 4.5kg: 1.5–2 hours
  • 5kg: 2–2.5 hours
  • 5.5kg: 2.5–3 hours
  • 6kg: 3–3.5 hours