for family meals :
Goose with Cranberry and Orange
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/ 8oz Pork Sausage Meat
225g / 8oz Sage and Onion Stuffing (See Recipes4Us
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100g / 4oz Butter
5 sticks Celery, coarsely chopped
2 teasp Dried Thyme
390ml / 13fl.oz. Dry White Wine
350g / 12oz Fresh Cranberries
250g / 9oz Tinned Mandarin Segments
50g / 2oz Pecan Nuts, chopped
4 tbsps Cointreau
1 x 4.4kg / 10lb Goose
the oven to 200ºC, 400ºF, Gas Mark
6. (Cooking time: 190 minutes approx.)
a large frying pan until hot, add the sausagemeat
and sauté for about 5 large mixing bowl.
the stuffing to the sausage and mix well.
the butter in the same frying pan add the onion
and celery and sauté gently until soft.
in the wine and thyme and simmer for a minute
or so then pour over the stuffing mixture.
the cranberries, mandarins, pecan nuts, salt
and pepper and blend thoroughly.
the goose loosely with the stuffing and truss
with trussing needles or sew up with a needle
and thread. Place the goose breast up on a rack
in a large roasting tin.
skin with salt then pierce the skin with a fork.
Try not to pierce through to the flesh.
any remaining stuffing mixture in a greased
ovenproof dish and cover
the goose for about 30 minutes, until skin begins
to brown, then remove from the oven and discard
the excess fat from the tin. Add about 2 pints
of hot water to the tin and return the goose
to the oven for a further 1 hour. Pour off water
and fat from pan. Add another quart of hot water
to pan. Turn goose breast side down and continue
roasting 1 hour.
this time, remove the goose from the oven and
discard water and fat. stuffing and continue
roasting for a further 45 minutes, covering
breast with foil if it browns too quickly. Serve
delicious alternative at Christmas time.