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Goose, Roasted, w/Caramelized Apples - meat

Posted by : BGL

Roast goose with apples, a specialty of Alsace, has become a classic
Hanukkah dish in Paris. This recipe comes from Didier Lewkowicz, a butcher
in the old Jewish quarter of Paris. Serve a French red Bordeaux with the

Recipe By     : Bon Appetit
Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :3:00
Categories    : Jewish                           Poultry

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1      13 pound      goose -- giblets and neck
   3                    garlic cloves -- thinly sliced
   8                    Gala or Golden Delicious apples -- peeled, each cut
                        into 6 wedges
     1/4  cup           fresh lemon juice
   6      tablespoons   sugar
     1/4  cup           Calvados
   1 1/2  teaspoons     ground cinnamon

Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350°F. Rinse goose
inside and out; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle inside and out with salt
and pepper. Using knife, cut small slits all over goose; place garlic slices
into slits. Place goose on rack, breast side down, in large roasting pan.

 Roast goose 2 hours 45 minutes, basting occasionally with drippings and
removing excess fat; reserve 6 tablespoons fat. Turn goose over. Roast until
brown and thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 175°F,
basting occasionally with drippings, about 45 minutes longer.

 Meanwhile, toss apples and lemon juice in large bowl. Pour 6 tablespoons
goose fat into 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Using slotted spoon,
transfer apples to baking dish; toss apples in goose fat. Add sugar,
Calvados and cinnamon to apples; toss. Bake apples alongside goose until
very tender and golden, about 1 hour.

Serve goose with caramelized apples.
Serves 8.

Bon Appetit
December 1997
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Per serving: 58 Calories; 0g Fat (0% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1mg Sodium

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