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Roast Goose Seasoning

Asked by DJDeeJay. Answered on 23rd December 2017

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Hi! I'd love to make Nigella's Roast Goose but don't see anything in the recipe about seasoning the bird. Should I sprinkle with salt before roasting? Thanks.

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Roast Goose With Pear and Cranberry Stuffing
By Nigella
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Nigella's Roast Goose with Pear And Cranberry Stuffing (from NIGELLA CHRISTMAS) has a stuffing made from dried fruits, breadcrumbs, pecans and maple syrup. The stuffing is seasoned with sea salt flakes (if you don't have salt flakes use half a teaspoon of free-flowing sea salt) and this will keep the meat moist, as well as seasoning the goose to an extent. However seasoning with salt is a very personal thing - people's desire for salt, and tolerance to it, varies enormously. Consequently Nigella prefers to let people season many dishes to their own taste.

If you would like to season the goose a little more then we suggest a couple of pinches of of salt sprinkled into the cavity before stuffing and some salt rubbed into the skin before roasting. For other Christmas main meal ideas you may like to look at Nigella's Christmas Mains Recipe Collection.

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