How to Cook a Goose?


Goose is a traditional Christmas turkey substitute full of flavor and has a rich, dense texture. Although it contains a lot of fat, most of it is under the skin rather than in the meat, so it melts and bastes the breast during cooking, keeping it juicy. Because of the extra fat layer and the fact that it is bonier, a goose will feed fewer people than a turkey with a larger rib cage. Look for a plump goose with a good layer of fat beneath its pale, unblemished skin.