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Holiday Grilled Goose Recipe | Cooking Outdoors | Gary House

Holiday Grilled Goose Recipe | Cooking Outdoors | Gary House

Hi, this is Sven from Disturbed Cooking in Germany.
I have this collaboration media with Gary from Cooking Everything Outdoors.
And we exchange recipes that are pretty famous dishes during these days.
It is a turkey, I will grill my first turkey based on Gary’s recipe and.
Gary will grill a goose which is a standard recipe here for Christmas and a specialty
day which is called Saint Martin’s Day. Presenter:
Gary House with the outdoor cook Cooking Everything Outdoors show, I hope you try this at home.
Hey, thanks, Sven, I am so looking forward to cooking this goose.
It’s a special Christmas event for me. I can’t wait to share it with the family.
And I can’t wait to share it with all my friends on YouTube.
So let’s go over our goose stuffing ingredients. So we have 2 sour apples.
These are actually called Granny Smith’s. And 2 onions and I’ve quartered them.
1 tablespoon of marjoram. 1 tablespoon of mugwort.
2 teaspoons of black pepper. That’s for the stuffing inside the goose.
And then on the skin, outside of the goose I have 2 teaspoons of kosher salt.
Let’s talk a little bit about our goose. I found a 10-pound… they called it a free
range, really, on a goose, I’m not sure how that works, but I got a 10-pound goose here.
It’s just absolutely beautiful. I’ve trimmed off the extra fat.
I’ve trimmed off the neck that’s included on the goose.
And then from the wing I cut the tip off from the second joint.
Now, stuffing the goose should be pretty straightforward. And what I want to do here is just basically
open up the cavity. And I want to get my dry ingredients in there
as best as possible. I guess I’m going to have to clean that up.
And that was a big fail there, Gary. So let’s do this.
Put that in there. That was our marjoram.
This is our mugwort. Get that in there.
And I’ll add a little bit more pepper after I’ve stuffed it.
I’m going to stuff my apples in there. And I don’t know how much of this I’m going
to get in there, but we’ll get our stuff as best as we can.
Probably have a lot more apple and the onion that I’m actually fit in this.
We’ll see if we can… yeah, I’m going to say 2’s an overkill
So now that’s all that’s left to do is to salt my carcass.
And I’m not sure if this is supposed to be heavy salt or light salt.
I’m just going to salt both sides. And here I’m using my classic Camp Chef Oval
Roaster. And I’ve just put our roast rack on the top.
Now I’m going to spin the goose above the pot.
So in this recipe we’re going to be cooking our goose upside down, breast side down, for
the first hour. Just like that.
Let’s add the rest of our salt. Now, on the bottom of our oval roaster I want
to add about 1-1.5 cups of salt water, salted water.
Okay, so what I have is my kettle grill setup with indirect heat.
I’ve some natural lump charcoal… not lump charcoal but natural hardwood charcoal briquettes
in here. What I’m looking for is about 360 degrees
for the first hour. So let’s get our goose in the grill… on
the grill… in the grill. So we’ve had our goose on the grill upside
down for 1 hour at about 360. And it’s time to flip it over.
Let’s see how we did. Oh my Gosh.
Look at that. Wow.
This was pretty much sitting right on top of the dome there so it didn’t brown up but
that’s going to change when we flip this over. I’m not sure what the best way of doing this.
I think I’m just going to manhandle it. And it’s only 10 pounds.
We’ll get that flipped over and that is going to be gorgeous.
Okay, so we’re going to cook this up. And till the internal temperature reaches
165 in here around the thigh and the breast which is… be very, very careful with this,
I’m going to baste it about every 15 minutes or so with the fat and juice that stripped
down below and keep this just turning into do this golden brown.
This smells incredible. I can’t wait.
Okay, the goose is still cooking and it’s coming up to temp really, really nice.
It’s just beautiful. As I’m basting I’m realizing I have a tremendous
amount of really, really good stock down there right now.
It’s full of the grease and drippings of the goose.
And really, I’m going to add my [inaudible] in there now.
I don’t think that’s going to mess anything up and take away from the traditional recipe.
But you know what? It’s going to add a tremendous amount of flavor
to the stock that we’re building up right now.
And I’m just going to use this, for the most. I may have to add some more in there.
And that’s just going to help make this even more savory as that cooks down, little variation,
but I think it’s going to make a killer difference. Okay, our goose is cooked.
Did that come out right? I think so.
We’ve reached 165 degrees. This thing is just absolutely gorgeous.
Take a look at it. Taken the goose out of the roasting rack and
the oval roaster bottom half and I set it in the top half here.
And basically, I want it to rest but before it gets to full rest I need to heat up this
tray because it’s the lid to the oval roaster. And it’s cold cast iron right now.
So I put it back on the grill. I’m going to cover this bad boy up.
And I’m going to let it set there for a few minutes.
And then we’re going to pull it completely off.
Well, here we are. And the goose is done.
And we need to cut some up and plate it and see how we did.
Really, really crackly skin here. These are just pulling right off.
So there we have it. That is our cooked Christmas goose.
I hope you enjoy this. Sven, thank you so much.
This looks fantastic. I can’t wait to try it.
It’s a lot of fun doing it. Sven at and also
YouTube Disturbed Cooking, check him out. Hey, I hope you enjoyed this episode of the
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12 thoughts on “Holiday Grilled Goose Recipe | Cooking Outdoors | Gary House”

  1. Great cook Gary. Looks like a really good recipe Sven. I've always wanted to cook a goose. How did it taste, does it compare to duck?

  2. Man that looks delicious.  I have never eaten goose before.  It looks like a larger version of a duck though…. Your 'sous chef' was sneaking up trying to taste your goose!

  3. Best regards and compliments from Germany … really well done.

    That is exactly how it must look like… brown and crispy… with the air full flavoured. It is a dark meat food… maybe not very common for poultry… but the taste is worth ist.

  4. I know this is several years old, but I am wondering if you could let us know approximately how long it took to cook that 10 lb bird, if you had to swap out the coals, and if so, how many times? Thanks Gary!

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