Roasted Goose with Armagnac Sauce


Another festive dish with poultry - roasted goose. I don't usually make goose dishes because goose tends to be very oily. But once in a year, it's something that we shouldn't really miss, because when cooked right, it's just sensational...!

  • 2 haunches of goose
  • 400 ml chicken stock
  • Salt, pepper, marjoram, paprika powder
  • 4 tbs Armagnac
  • 50 ml cream
  • 1 tbs corn starch (mixed with 3 tbs water)
  • Sugar to taste (for the sauce)
  • Rub the goose with salt, pepper, marjoram and paprika powder
  • Put goose, skin sides down, in a medium-heated skillet. Don't add any oil, because the goose itself is already fatty and going to produce (a LOT) of oil.
  • Cook goose until skin is golden brown (about 10 minutes - you want to get all that oil out). Turn over and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove goose from skillet and put into a roasting tin. Pour chicken stock.
  • Roast goose at 160° for 2 hours.
  • Remove roasted goose from the tin and keep warm.
  • Pour the goose juice into a saucepan. Add the cream, armagnac, salt, sugar, pepper to taste and let it boil.
  • Add more chicken stock if necessary and the corn starch mixture to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve goose with the armagnac sauce, carbs and braised vegetables of your choice!

Happy New Year, everyone! It's 2011...!!

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  1. Happy New Year to you too. You always cook such an elaborate and beautiful meals. Can I come to your house for lunch or dinner :)

  2. Roasted goose! WOW! This looks wonderfully delicious. It is very difficult and expensive to buy a goose here.
    Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year :)

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  4. Delicious dish.
    Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous 2011

  5. I seldom eat goose too......but I like this dish!

  6. wow!! i simply heart this looks so delicious!

    happy new year CG!! have a great year ahead!

  7. Woahh....looks so nice...Enakkk....=)...

  8. Happy New Year! I wish I could dig into the entire plate right now! YUMM

  9. Happy New Year to you & yours! Cik adik dari mana ya? Just curious to find out. hehe..... Btw, hope everything is going well over your side. Adoi, roasted goose! Yours look really iviting and yummilicious. You know, I have to agree with Anncoo. Besides, it's too large & pricy. Even a whole duck already cost about RM80/bird. See what I mean! Hope you're enjoying the day.
    Blessings, Kristy
    p/s Salam dari Kakak di M'sia! :o)

  10. This is a vibrant dish! Love the combination of colors. Looks so inviting and yummy!

  11. @ Kristy: Hahaha you're funny!;). Saya lahir di Indonesia, makanya bisa bahasa Indonesia (dan ngerti bahasa Malay);). We can always get duck or goose quite easily here in Germany during Christmas time, and it's really affordable too, so I guess I am lucky :).

  12. Wowww, it looks so mengeyangkan banget yak? Hehehe, big portion! Ukuran gue banget deh hihihihihi ^^

  13. your plate looks colourful and yummy. happy 2011!

  14. Such a nice portion! Happy New Year to u!

  15. What a fantastic complete yet delicious meal you've got!! Delicious! Happy new year to you!

  16. I don't believe I would even know where to get a goose and what to do with it! Outstanding job!

  17. Such a beautiful festive dish...Happy New year !!

  18. How gorgeous! The golden delicious thingy served on the side...are those potatoes?

  19. This looks amazingly yummy! The goose looks so golden. Thanks for sharing lovely!

    jen @

  20. Happy New Year! This dish look so delicious! Luckily I just had my lunch, but am still drooling over it! :)

  21. I don't think I've ever attempted to prepare goose at home. Yours look delicious! Happy New Year!

  22. Wonderful!!! the roasted goose looks fantastic.. love your blog... following you

  23. Oh, dear. What beautiful spread! Looking forward to what beautiful creations you will make in 2011!

  24. I wish I can get my hands on some goose! Unfortunately, the markets here only sell ducks. Your roasted goose looks perfectly delicious! Look at that beautiful golden brown skin...yet so moist and juicy looking! YUM! BTW, just became your newest follower!