How to cook a goose in the oven so that the meat is juicy and soft? You need to know a few nuances.
Secrets and nuances
Goose can be cooked whole or divided into portions. In any case, you must first marinate the bird. To do this, you can use various acidic juices, water with apple cider vinegar, dry white wine and various spices. You can simply rub the bird with salt and spices and leave for a while. If the carcass is whole, you should leave it to marinate overnight, and the pieces can be marinated for 1–2 hours.
The whole carcass is baked just like that or stuffed. Mushrooms, dried fruits, fruits, cereals are used as fillings. You can simply bake a bird by spreading chopped vegetables nearby (potatoes, for example). Bake the carcass for about 2–3 hours
If goose pieces are baked, then it will take less time (about an hour and a half). First you need to bake the goose until half cooked, then add vegetables (if they are in the recipe) and bake until cooked.
Here are options for every taste.
Rub the legs and tops of the goose wings with salt and pepper mixture. Leave for an hour, then fry until golden brown. Dice two onions, circles — two carrots, put on the bottom of the mold. Put the parts of the bird on top, pour the broth, cook in the oven for an hour. Put a kilo of sliced potatoes on top, sprinkle with dry basil, pour in a little more broth. Cook for about an hour and twenty minutes.
With champignons and apples
Cut a small goose carcass into portions, rub with salt and chopped garlic. Leave for two hours. Cut 500 g of champignons, stew and put in a goose. Fry portions of poultry and put on mushrooms, pour in 200 ml of white dessert wine. Cook in the oven for about 2 hours. At the end of cooking, pour in 200 ml of sour cream mixed with half a teaspoon of flour. After seven minutes, put on a dish, spreading around the fried apples, cut into circles.
Goose stuffed with rice and liver
Cut half a kilo of goose liver, put it in a small amount of water. Boil two cups of rice, mix with the liver. Rub the bird with salt, make punctures under the skin and put in each raisin. Then grease the goose with a mixture of flour, sour cream, nutmeg. Stuff with minced meat, sew up and cook for 2.5–3 hours.
Goose with sauce
Rub the bird’s carcass with salt and pepper, pour with a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar. Leave for 6 hours, then bake in the oven. Prepare the sauce. To do this, cut a kilogram of onion into small cubes, grate the celery root on a coarse grater, add the juice of one lemon, coriander, cumin, black pepper and a little boiling water. Simmer for 3–5 minutes. Cool down. Serve the bird with the resulting sauce.
With prunes and blackberries
Rub the goose inside and out with a mixture of salt and pepper. Three carrots, two onions finely chopped and quickly fried. Cut 200 g of prunes, add a glass of blackberries (berries can be taken frozen). Combine vegetables, dried fruits and berries, stuff the bird, cover with foil and bake until tender. This dish can be served with sweet and sour berry sauce.
As you can see, there are different recipes for goose baked in the oven. Choose what you like best.