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Cooking the Christmas Goose

Today I'd like to share a new twist on how to cook your Christmas goose.  I guarantee everyone will love this recipe.  You'll only be using the breast, but don't throw away the rest of the bird, you can use it for jerky or to make stuffing.  You'll want to start your preparation the day before cooking to allow time for marinating. 

You will need:

  • Goose
  • Soy Sauce
  • Pork Sausage (I prefer spicy)
  • Coca-Cola
  • Gallon size zip lock bag
  • Bacon
  • Toothpicks

Here's what you do:

  • Cut both halves of the breast from the keel bone.
  • Butterfly each of these halves.  They will resemble a hot dog bun at this point. 
  • In the zip lock bag, place an equal amount of Coca-Cola and soy sauce.  You'll need enough to completely submerse the meat.
  • Place the meat in the marinade.  Put in the refrigerator overnight.
  • The next morning, remove meat from marinade
  • Roll pork sausage into hot dog shapes 
  • Place sausage inside the marinated meat, just as you would put a hot dog inside a bun
  • Fold meat over
  • Wrap with 3-4 slices of bacon, securing each with a toothpick
  • Repeat the steps with the other half
  • Preheat oven or smoker to 300 degrees
  • Cook until the sausage is done, approximately one hour
  • Cool, and cut into wedges.

This meat can be served as a main dish, or as an appetizer, served cold with cheese and crackers.
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Outdoors writer, radio host and book author Luke Clayton has been addicted to everything outdoors related since his childhood when he grew up hunting and fishing in rural northeast Texas. Luke pens a weekly newspaper column that appears in over thirty newspapers.