Gord’s Gorgeous Goose

A delectable slow-roasted goose dish, from fishing editor Gord Pyzer

Gord’s Gorgeous Goose

A delectable slow-roasted goose dish, from fishing editor Gord Pyzer

This absolutely amazing goose recipe is better than the finest dish at the slickest New York restaurant—guaranteed. Even after you try it, you still won’t believe how good it tastes. And it’s so simple to prepare.

Serves: 4.


  • 1 large pkg frozen cranberries
  •  ½ tsp each of thyme, garlic powder and marjoram
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 goose (Canada, snow or blue)
  • 1 lb margarine (or butter), softened


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Mix cranberries, thyme, garlic powder, marjoram, salt and pepper in a bowl; completely stuff goose with mixture and truss cavity closed.
  2. Rub outside of bird with margarine and season with additional salt and pepper, and triple wrap in aluminum foil. (I prefer to skin my goose, but it’s not necessary for this recipe.)
  3. Roast in oven for 8 hours. You won’t need a knife to carve the goose when it’s ready—the meat will literally fall off the bones when you unwrap the foil.
  4. Serve with cranberry sauce. And as good as this recipe is hot for dinner, the leftovers the next day are even better—the meat will taste like the most tender, prime AAA beef you’ve ever eaten.

Outdoor Canada’s 2014 Goose Week also features tips on decoying Canada geese, snow geese (Dec. 10), and the ultimate combination spread (Dec. 12), plus a recipe Gord’s Gorgeous Goose (Dec 11).

Gord Pyzer

Gord Pyzer

Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer is widely regarded as Canada's most scientific angler. Known in fishing circles as Doctor Pyzer, he worked for 30 years as a senior manager with Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources before devoting all his energies to fishing. A member of the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, the award-winning writer is also an internationally sought out speaker, tournament angler and field editor with In-Fisherman Magazine and Television. As well, he co-hosts the Real Fishing Radio Show with Bob Izumi. Catch Gord on the Outdoor Journal Radio Show live every Saturday morning 8:05AM EST. If you're in southern Ontario, tune your radio to Sportsnet 590 The FAN AM or visit and listen live online.

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