This really is a classic holiday meal. Try it instead of a roast chicken or ham at Christmas or a special birthday.
This is a great recipe for any time of year, and the gravy is absolutely gorgeous. - 21 Jul 2008
Excellent recipe, but 1 point to make. Use the fat removed prior to cooking by making goose-fat pastry. For the pastry: remove the large, visible chunks of fat you'll see inside the raw goose. They are obvious. Put them in a pan with some cold water and heat very slowly until melted. Cool, then chill in the fridge. Lift off the fat; freeze it. For ordinary shortcrust pastry use 2oz of fat to 7oz of flour, plus salt as usual. Grate the frozen fat into the flour, rubbing in in the normal way, then binding with very cold water. Rest, then use. PS I always add some lemon juice before the cold water. (Goose fat has a very low boiling point, so it has to be frozen to make pastry). - 21 Jul 2008
I served this meal on Christmas Eve to my family. They couldn't believe how juicy the goose was without being greasy, and my mom loved the gravy the best! I did turn the goose over for about 20 minutes to get it brown all over, but I will use this recipe again! - 21 Jul 2008