Slow-roast goose

Slow-roast goose

This recipe for slow-roasted goose from Jozeph Rogulski is served with a whole array of delicious sides and garnishes - sticky glazed chestnuts, mustardy celeriac purée and sweet baby beetroots.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    The day before serving, you'll need to make the croquette mix, salt the goose crown and glaze the chestnuts. First, preheat the oven to 130°C/gas mark 1
  2. Step 2

    Take the legs from the whole goose and the chicken legs and sprinkle them with sea salt. Set the legs aside for 2 hours
  3. Step 3

    After 2 hours, wipe off any excess salt from the legs and pat them dry
  4. Step 4

    Next, place a large oven-proof pot over a medium-high heat, and add a dash of oil. Sear the legs on both sides until the skin is browned, then remove from the pan and set aside
  5. Step 5

    Add the carrots, garlic and onion to the same pan, and cook for around 10 minutes, or until just beginning to colour
  6. Step 6

    Add the red wine, and simmer until the wine is glazy and coats the vegetables
  7. Step 7

    Add the legs back into the pot, and then cover with the chicken stock. Place in the oven and cook for 3 hours
  8. Step 8

    While the legs cook, score the fat of the goose crown. Rub it with some salt, and leave uncovered in the fridge to dry out the skin overnight
  9. Step 9

    Once the legs are cooked through and tender, remove them from the stock
  10. Step 10

    Skim the fat from the goose stock and then place the pan back over the heat. Reduce the stock until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, and then season to taste with salt
  11. Step 11

    While the stock is reducing, pick the meat from the goose and chicken legs and set aside
  12. Step 12

    Place the thyme leaves in a fine mesh sieve, and then pass the reduced stock through the sieve over the thyme leaves
  13. Step 13

    Mix some of the reduced stock with the leg meat, at a ratio of 250g meat to 100g reduced stock. Mix the meat and stock together gently, so that the meat doesn’t become mashed up
  14. Step 14

    Place the meat and stock mixture in a container to set overnight
  15. Step 15

    To make the glazed chestnuts, mix together the orange juice, white wine and brown chicken stock in a large jug. Measure out the cognac in a separate container
  16. Step 16

    Add the sugar to a very large, high-sided and heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook the sugar over a medium heat, stuffing occasionally, until it has all liquified and formed an amber caramel
  17. Step 17

    Very carefully add some of the cognac and stir well. The sugar will bubble up dramatically. Keep stirring, and add in the rest of the cognac slowly
  18. Step 18

    Stir well, then add the chicken stock mixture to the pan
  19. Step 19

    Add the celery and lemon zest to the pan. Cook the caramel and stock mixture over a high heat until it reduces to a glaze, stirring frequently
  20. Step 20

    Once you have a glaze, add the chestnuts to the pan. Stir the chestnuts through the glaze until warmed through. Store the chestnuts in the glaze overnight
  21. Step 21

    The next day, begin by making the goose sauce. Preheat the oven to to 220°C/gas mark 7
  22. Step 22

    Add the chopped carcasses and the goose wings from the whole goose to an oven tray
  23. Step 23

    Roast the wings and bones until golden brown, about 30-40 minutes, turning occasionally
  24. Step 24

    Add two thirds of the roasted bones and the wings to a large pot along with the reduced wine and chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn the heat down and simmer for 1 hour
  25. Step 25

    Pass the stock through a fine mesh sieve, and into a new pan
  26. Step 26

    Add the cinnamon sticks, juniper berries, cloves, orange and lime zest. Bring this mixture to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes, skimming off any scum that forms
  27. Step 27

    Strain the stock again, and then return it to the pan and reduce until it can coat the back of a spoon
  28. Step 28

    Add the orange and lime juice, bring it to a boil, and then add the fresh cherries and the remaining third of the roasted bones. Take the pan off the heat and then cover tightly and allow it to infuse for 20 minutes
  29. Step 29

    Strain the sauce one last time and then season to taste and set aside
  30. Step 30

    To make the celeriac purée, first melt the butter in a large pan. Add the diced celeriac and then cook until slightly softened but not coloured
  31. Step 31

    Add the celeriac juice and cream to the celeriac and then reduce until the liquid is thick enough to coat the diced celeriac
  32. Step 32

    Blend the mixture in a blender until smooth, then fold in the wholegrain mustard. Season to taste
  33. Step 33

    Next, preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 for roasting the beetroot
  34. Step 34

    Remove the stalks from the baby beetroot, and wrap them very tightly in foil with the water, thyme and flaky sea salt
  35. Step 35

    Bake the beetroots for 18-20 minutes, or until just cooked through. Unwrap the beetroot from the foil, and then rub the skins off with a clean tea towel
  36. Step 36

    Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C/gas mark 3
  37. Step 37

    Take the salted goose crown and sear it in a large pan over a high heat to help render out some fat, and ensure the skin crisps up
  38. Step 38

    Place the seared goose crown on a trivet and then onto a deep roasting tray. A lot of fat will render out of the goose as it cooks, so be sure to use a deep roasting tray
  39. Step 39

    Roast the goose until the internal temperature is 60°C for a medium-rare goose breast, or longer for more well done. Let the bird cook for 30 minutes, and then check the temperature every 15 minutes
  40. Step 40

    Once at temperature, remove the goose from the oven. Cover the goose crown with foil and set aside to rest, but don’t turn off the oven
  41. Step 41

    Divide the chilled croquette mixture up into 25g portions
  42. Step 42

    Add the flour and beaten eggs to two separate bowls. Add the oats into another bowl and crumble the pastry threads on top of it. Mix together the oats and crumbled pastry
  43. Step 43

    Bread the croquettes by first tossing them with the flour, then the beaten egg and then into the pastry and oat mixture
  44. Step 44

    Heat up the goose sauce, celeriac and mustard purée and glazed chestnuts over the stove
  45. Step 45

    Add enough vegetable oil to deep fry the croquettes to a large, deep-sided pan and heat it to 180°C
  46. Step 46

    Deep fry the croquettes in batches until golden brown, then drain on paper towels and season with salt
  47. Step 47

    Add a knob of butter to a frying pan over a low heat and add a handful of tender sprout leaves. Warm them through in the butter until just tender
  48. Step 48

    Put the roast beetroots on a tray and heat them up in the oven
  49. Step 49

    To plate the dish, first carve the goose into thin slices. Drain the buttered sprouts and then dress the plate with the purée, sprout leaves, beetroots and glazed chestnuts. Finish with several slices of roast goose, and serve the dish with the croquettes and goose sauce on the side