Steakhouse Goose Recipe

Time to make

1-2.5 hours

Ingredients

Breast of any goose, preferably young
Favorite steak rub or simple mix of salt and pepper
Optional aromatics and herbs (garlic, shallot, thyme or rosemary)
Oil and butter for cooking
Freezer bags or vacuum sealing bags

Also works with

Duck

How to make it

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  1. If possible, season each breast up to 24 hours in advance. 
  2. Drizzle each breast with a small amount of oil or rub with butter. Place inside of a sealable bag with desired aromatics and herbs. I find that 2-3 snow goose breasts will fit inside of a gallon sized bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible or vacuum seal the bag.
  3. Preheat the container of water with the sous vide device according to the following temperatures: 125 degrees for very rare, 126-127 degrees for rare, 128-130 degrees for medium-rare, 131-132 degrees for medium.
  4. Once the water has heated, drop the bag of meat into the container. The cook time depends according to the thickness of the meat. The rule of thumb is 30 minutes per 1/2” thickness. However, because they contract slightly, I add 30 minutes of cook time. Cook for 1.5 hours if 1″, 2 hours if 1.5″ and 2.5 hours if 2″.
  5. For food safety reasons, never cook below 130 degrees for more than 2 1/2 hours.
  6. Allow the meat to rest 20-30 minutes before searing. If you don’t rest, the internal temp will raise a few degrees after searing. Pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Heat a cast iron or sauté pan over high heat. Add a drizzle of oil and a tablespoon of butter to the pan. Once butter begins to foam add the breast. Sear for just a brief moment and then flip. Tilt the pan to one side and use a spoon to scoop up the pool of butter and baste it over the breast. Do this a couple times and sear to desired doneness.

Time to make

1-2.5 hours

Ingredients

Breast of any goose, preferably young
Favorite steak rub or simple mix of salt and pepper
Optional aromatics and herbs (garlic, shallot, thyme or rosemary)
Oil and butter for cooking
Freezer bags or vacuum sealing bags

Also works with

Duck

Special equipment

Sous vide device