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September geese?

Postby eGrant51 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:04 am

I have been hunting ducks and geese for a long time and have always enjoied eating them. I can not however find a way to cook an early season goose. They seem to have been living off of pond snails and manure spreadings and are rank. I can shoot them in Jan. and they are fine, but the early season birds and terrible. I made jerky and ended up feeding it to the dog. can anyone help?
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Re: September geese?

Postby klist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:29 pm

marinade them for days

buttermilk em

or brine them

best way to get that flavor out.

and i prefer soy sauce or a strong marinade for early season birds and divers, tend to mask the flavors quite well
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Re: September geese?

Postby 12ette » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:21 am

This brine works well for all things yucky.

For 3-4lbs of meat.
Let sit min 24hrs as much as 36hrs pungent meats and roasts 3 days or more.

1 Qt Water
4 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs kosher salt
1 Tbs blk pepper
1 tsp Thyme
2 Tbs Vinegar
4 Cloves garlic
4 Bay leaves crumbled
2 tsp Oregano

Heat the water add all ingredients, simmer 5 min. Let cool add meat.
BGE Cookbook p124
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