Holiday Grilled Goose

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Feb. 06, 2014

My good friend Sven over at Disturbed Cooking on Youtube sent me this traditional Holiday Goose recipe to try, a German holiday tradition. It was such a treat to make on the grill.


Goose 1
Kosher salt 2 Teaspoon
For stuffing
Sour apple 2 , cut into quarters
Onions 2 , cut into quarters
Pepper 2 Teaspoon
Mugwort 1 Tablespoon
Marjoram 1 Tablespoon
For the sauce
Giblets 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Carrots 3
Celery 250 Gram
Onion 2
Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
Juniper berries 8
Bay leaves 2
Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
Dry red wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Goose stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Orange 1 , juiced
Honey 1 Tablespoon



1. Remove the neck, giblets and fat from the Goose. Cut off the tips of the wings from the second joint. Set the giblets(except the liver) aside for the sauce.

2. Clean and dry the goose.

3. In a bowl, combine all the stuffing ingredients and stuff the goose cavity with it. Sew up the cavity with a needle and a thread if needed.

4. Rub the goose with salt and tie the legs with a kitchen twig.

5. Set up the grill fro indirect heat.


6. On a rack over a dripping pan, place the goose breast side down. Fill the dripping pan with one cup of salt water.

7. The grill should have a temperature of 180 degrees C. Let the goose cook for about an hour.

8. Turn the goose around after an hour and reduce the temperature to 160 degrees C.

9. Brush the goose with pan drippings every 30 minutes. Allow the goose to cook until the internal temperature reaches 74 degrees C at the thickest part of the thigh.

10. If the skin is not brown enough, you can use indirect heat to get the desired results.

11. Remove the goose from the grill and cover with a silver foil. Allow to rest for about 20 minutes.


12. Carve and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1931Calories from Fat 1384

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 153 g235.4%

Saturated Fat 44 g220%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1061 mg44.21%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 82 g164%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet