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Corned Goose! 
Feb. 10, 2011 12:42 pm 
Updated: Feb. 11, 2011 1:14 pm
My freezer is practically overflowing with goose and duck this year.  My husband and son did a lot of hunting and most of the time they got their limits.  So, we sat down to figure out different ways of preparing it.  Husband came up with corned goose - pretty much like corned beef.  Preparing this recipe was a lengthy process.  Just gathering the ingredients took a while.

First step, after the hunting trip, of course, was to find Morton Tender Quick which is a home meat curing product.  We finally found it at our local farm co-op store.    The tender quick (which is like a salt) was rubbed on to the goose breasts and they were placed in a marinade of water, pickling spices, cider vinegar and garlic.  This was placed in the fridge where it stayed for 8 days, we turned it twice a day.   After the curing process the goose was rinsed well and placed in the crockpot with more cider vinegar,pickling spices, garlic and just a tad of olive oil.  We cooked it on high for a couple hours, then on low for a few more.  What emerged was some of the most fabulous tasting goose I have ever had - and I've eaten a lot of goose in my life! 

The corned goose was done on Saturday so of course we had to take some along with us as we met friends at Great Lakes Brewing Company to "sample" some brew.  We told them what it was and one of the couples declined tasting.  Until they saw how much the other 2 couples were enjoying it, then they changed their minds.   

I made Reubens for dinner that night - using Havarti cheese instead of swiss.  They were fantastic, and tasted great with a Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. Labrador Lager.

I may have found my new favorite way of cooking my husband's goose!

Feb. 10, 2011 12:55 pm
Duck duck, she's cooked her husband's goose!!! LOL~Sounds delish, Mother Ann! I must confess I've never had a goose before, though not from dislike or suspicion, sadly the only hunters I know get venison and bear. I remember reading about goose with a blueberry reduction....mmmm!
Feb. 10, 2011 1:22 pm
LOL! Goose is very much like beef, and very lean. I've heard people say how greasy it is, but I think that must be tame goose. I've only had wild goose and when you cook it you have to add oil to the pan as there is no grease at all. That blueberry reduction sounds pretty darn good.....
Feb. 10, 2011 1:46 pm
That sounds so good! You are so right - I always thought I hated goose because it was so greasy, but come to find out it was domestic goose. Wild goose turned out to be so much better! (P.S. I always smile when I see your avatar - love that pic!)
Feb. 10, 2011 2:56 pm
I just told the DH I could corn a goose if he got me one. He said walk across the highway and throw a rock at one. (they are in the corn field) He doesn't bird hunt and isnt' going to start. Darn! I've done beef that way. Wonder how wild boar would be? He is going hunting for that in TX. You come up with the coolest things to eat!
Feb. 10, 2011 3:29 pm
that sounds great, I still have a couple of ziploc bags full of breast, will have to show RNGrampa when he gets home, see if he is daring enough to try. We quit using tender quick awhile back, I wonder if the rub we used to make hams would work. I will see, thanks
Feb. 10, 2011 4:39 pm
I think I need to get the shotgun from the closet and shake the mouse nests from it. Corned Goose. It has to be better than beef(being nearly fat free). Now that I'm retired, I've been getting the urges to return to hunting.
Feb. 10, 2011 5:53 pm
Christine - Thanks - Suzy makes me smile all the time - she just has so much personality!
Feb. 10, 2011 5:54 pm
Cat Hill: My boys have been wanting to go boar hunting. I wonder how it would work out being corned...
Feb. 10, 2011 5:55 pm
RNG: I'll bet it would work out just fine. Why did you stop using the tender quick? I did think it was a little too salty, but it was still very good.
Feb. 10, 2011 5:57 pm
Mike - It was definitely tasty. You should get that old shotgun out and go hunting. Hmm... you might have to get a dog then, too...
Feb. 10, 2011 6:13 pm
Hey Mother, I love Reubens! My Nana bought me my first reuben on a Sunday morning after church at Strawbridge & Clothier. I will never forget it! I will say thats my all time fav to make!! Now to try it with corned duck, I'm game! Give the hubby props! Sounds like you had a nice weekend again! The alligator chili turned out great. The chili is all gone but when I ordered the gator meat I had to order 5 lbs. so they could ship it so I'll be making it again soon. The kids loved it, or should I say they thought it was cool!? Now if I can get them to think veggies are cool, I'd be set! Great blog and send some duck my way!! Corned please!
Feb. 10, 2011 8:46 pm
Corned Goose! I keep wanting to say "Corned Beef Goose." I love Corned Beef and I'll just bet your goose is delish. What a fantastic idea... corning your goose. And, Corned Goose Ruebens. Yum! How creative.
Feb. 11, 2011 3:01 am
dragonfly - so glad to hear the chili was great! If alligator chili is cool, why can't veggies be cool??!! LOL Candice -how funny - I kept saying Corned Beef Goose to everyone at work when I was telling about it. They were delish! There's just enough left for us each to have a sandwich tomorrow for lunch.
Feb. 11, 2011 11:44 am
Their hunt is in June so I'll let you know how it goes. One last hunt before the child leaves :)
Feb. 11, 2011 1:14 pm
I hope they have fun! Hunting seems to be a really good bonding time for father/sons
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I've been married for 33 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have two black labs that get to go duck hunting with dad and two cats. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
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I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
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My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
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Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
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When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
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