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Old 01-13-2020, 11:08 PM   #51
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:17 PM   #52
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Never said you should nor compared this to a fine steak....
Exactly! Chicken/turkey/dove/pheasant does not taste like a ribeye either. The point is that geese and duck can be tasty. Just don't try to cook it like steak.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:17 PM   #53
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Why chance it, give it to the Homeless Veterans service! I will even lick it up and deliver
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It’s edible. If you brine it for days, soak in Italian dressing, bacon, cream cheese, jalapeŮo whatever you have to do to get rid of the iron, livery taste. I’ve eaten goose since I was a baby. Lol. It ain’t that good. Take a goose breast, no marinade, no soak in milk, no Italian dressing, nothing but salt. Grill it and get back with me. Tough and taste like a bucket of rusty nails mixed with liver. It’s not comparable to a steak, any steak. The worst steak I’ve ever had is better than the best goose I’ve ever had, and to say otherwise is false.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:25 AM   #55
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:37 AM   #56
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I've eaten plenty of ducks but snow goose is terrible. I did the Stuttgart conservation hunt last year and we did well. I brought home a bunch of geese and decided to make boudin out of them. I couldn't give the stuff away...
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:57 AM   #57
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Goose is great...if its cooked and tuff put in pressure cooker with enough water of course...and in 30 m its fall apart tender and juicy..Crock pot works too just slow
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I either sear it or put it on the pellet smoker.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:20 AM   #59
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That's what I'm talking about. I think so people just suck at cooking and blame the game meat for sucking when it's them. And I'm not talking about cooking to the point you can't even tell what kind of game meat you're eating. Goose seared or smoked like I mentioned above is AMAZING.

Good looking meal you made.
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Filet of what?! Aoudad?!
Beef fillet... I have some left, I'll bet you a steak dinner the way I make it you will compare it to beef fillet. Tender with less flavor Than a ribeye but very good.

No wrapping in bacon, no beating it out flat. Only basic spices on it just like a good steak.


Like the guy who said his girl cooked it I was SUUUPER careful in how I handled it and what I did to prep
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:53 AM   #61
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Itís edible. If you brine it for days, soak in Italian dressing, bacon, cream cheese, jalapeŮo whatever you have to do to get rid of the iron, livery taste. Iíve eaten goose since I was a baby. Lol. It ainít that good. Take a goose breast, no marinade, no soak in milk, no Italian dressing, nothing but salt. Grill it and get back with me. Tough and taste like a bucket of rusty nails mixed with liver. Itís not comparable to a steak, any steak. The worst steak Iíve ever had is better than the best goose Iíve ever had, and to say otherwise is false.
I would LOVE to take the Pepsi challenge in this... That said I would have to be on the hunt to be confident in how the meat was handled.

I have been AMAZED at how much blood comes out of waterfowl meat... I think that is the root of the problem. There is a whole scientific reason they have more blood so they can fly further.

If I can get on a hunt I will do a write up
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:55 AM   #62
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Pound out almost flat.
Coat with seasoned flour.
Pan fry in bacon grease.
Serve with biscuits & gravy.

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Marinated & cooked rare over wood coals.
Ate many a chicken fried goose breast, durn good eating!
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:25 AM   #63
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I want to reiterate, if you have to wrap it in bacon to be able to eat it, then it isnít palatable. Yíall crack me up talking about how good goose is and then go on to talk about what all you go thru to hide the taste.


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Old 01-14-2020, 09:26 AM   #64
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Itís edible. If you brine it for days, soak in Italian dressing, bacon, cream cheese, jalapeŮo whatever you have to do to get rid of the iron, livery taste. Iíve eaten goose since I was a baby. Lol. It ainít that good. Take a goose breast, no marinade, no soak in milk, no Italian dressing, nothing but salt. Grill it and get back with me. Tough and taste like a bucket of rusty nails mixed with liver. Itís not comparable to a steak, any steak. The worst steak Iíve ever had is better than the best goose Iíve ever had, and to say otherwise is false.


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Old 01-14-2020, 10:16 AM   #65
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Goose hunting was my passion until I was around 25. Then I woke up one day at 3 AM and 35 degrees with rain, went back to sleep and knew my run was over.

We shot thousands, had an absolute blast killing them... doubtful I ate more than two.

We had a particular side of town we would drop them off at. Them boys loved them.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:33 AM   #66
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I really love eating snows. I always brined them for a couple of days then marinated in bbq/teriyaki solution for a couple days. I've had people that never ate wild game begging for more.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:35 AM   #67
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I’m been making burgers out of my geese, best way I’ve ever done them.
4 goose breasts, grind them with 2 jalapeŮos and half an onion along with a half to a whole piece of bacon. Mix with an egg and panko bread crumbs with fiesta fajita seasoning.
Slice of pepper jack cheese and some good kaiser buns from HEB bakery. You’ll thank me later. They’re unreal...
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:55 AM   #68
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I would LOVE to take the Pepsi challenge in this... That said I would have to be on the hunt to be confident in how the meat was handled.

I have been AMAZED at how much blood comes out of waterfowl meat... I think that is the root of the problem. There is a whole scientific reason they have more blood so they can fly further.

If I can get on a hunt I will do a write up
My point is, if you have to brine for two days and soak for two days in order to make it edible, it ain’t that good. Lol.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:11 AM   #69
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Chicken fried is the way we use to always eat ducks and geese. Tasted great.

A lot of you hating on it are the same ones chicken frying backstrap, or wrapping it up in bacon and cream cheese. Never understood the reason to ruin a perfectly good backstrap with bacon?
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:12 AM   #70
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It ain't a ribeye, but it's edible if you take care of it and cook it right. Guess I don't have a discerning palate, but steak seasoning and cooked medium rare tastes good.
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Iím been making burgers out of my geese, best way Iíve ever done them.
4 goose breasts, grind them with 2 jalapeŮos and half an onion along with a half to a whole piece of bacon. Mix with an egg and panko bread crumbs with fiesta fajita seasoning.
Slice of pepper jack cheese and some good kaiser buns from HEB bakery. Youíll thank me later. Theyíre unreal...
Anything would taste good like that
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:48 AM   #72
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My point is, if you have to brine for two days and soak for two days in order to make it edible, it ainít that good. Lol.


Yup

Or in my case mix 60 pork 40 duck/goose, plus spices and 6+ hours of smoke. Then itís good.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:51 AM   #73
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I eat them, but it is in the form of jerky. Works great for that because I like my jerky chewy. Lol
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:12 PM   #74
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I've only had snow goose once, but didn't taste any difference. I will say, I've already almost cleaned out my freezer of goose this year. Everything people have said negative of goose was just flat out wrong. it was delicious. We have absolutely enjoyed it.
This. Theyíre all great. Canadianís to snows. Just donít over cook them just like any wild game and they eat as good as any steak.
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Filet the breasts and cut them into strips. Soak them in milk or buttermilk overnight, then marinate in your favorite marinade for a few hours. Take the strips, place it on a half jalapeno pepper with a spread of cream cheese in it. Wrap it in bacon like you would dove, and grill till done. Voila! People who say they don't like duck or geese will eat these poppers up!!!
A flip flop would taste good like this. ^^^^^




Duck and geese are the only things deserving of a raw egg flopped on top of them. But then the egg don't even deserve that.
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Man I want to try snow goose now.
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Man I want to try snow goose now.
Give me a few weeks and I'll have some for you.
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:59 PM   #78
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Give me a few weeks and I'll have some for you.
Man I'll drive to Sweeny and take any of them off your hands you don't want.
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Man I'll drive to Sweeny and take any of them off your hands you don't want.
I'll be coming in from Arkansas going through H-town I'm sure we can meet up somewhere.
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I thought the first guy who told me about Dr. Pepper marinade was nuts.

THen I used it. Its pretty good
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I thought the first guy who told me about Dr. Pepper marinade was nuts.



THen I used it. Its pretty good


Thatís what I do with my deer back strap. Except I use Coca Cola.
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:30 PM   #82
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Thatís what I do with my deer back strap. Except I use Coca Cola.
Same same, the acid in it breaks down the meat and tenderizes it some. I rinse before frying and can't taste any of the dr pepper/coke.
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Same same, the acid in it breaks down the meat and tenderizes it some. I rinse before frying and can't taste any of the dr pepper/coke.


I donít rinse and it adds a sweet note to the meat. Delicious. Never tried it on birds, but thatís the way my grandpa did it, so thatís the way I do it. He drank about 15 cokes a day so I figured that was just another way for him to get his coke. Lol
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Hang for three to four days at 55 degrees. Pluck Specks and skin the rest. Gut and debone. If you age them a few days before you prepare them the enzymes will break down the meat. I've have gawd awful gose and I've had excellent goose. With birds, the taste is affected more by what they eat than it is with ruminants. So some can get canada geese that have been feeding on burmuda grass and taste like it. Other can get canadas feeding on corn and oats and taste wonderful.

A grey that has been feeding on rice, plucked and fried is a tremendous bird. A grey that has been feeding on mud bugs and dirt weeds tastes like you would think dirt weeds taste like.

You can tell by the the color of the fat. Anything with white or off white fat has been eating seeds. Ducks with yellow fat are probably ok. Ducks with orange fat have been eating bugs and such. Skin those and put them in the sausage pile.

Much of the flavor is in the skin. Snows should be skinned because that stuff is disgusting. I think it is specs that have pretty good tasting skin.

We can all argue about how bad or good birds taste but it has mostly to do with what they were eating, how long they were hung and how they were handled and prepared. I soak all the birds we get in North Texas except pintails. Either in a marinade or a brine. Pintails are strictly seed eaters so the breasts get roasted or fried and the legs go into confit. The rest can't be trusted not to dabble on the bugs now and then...well, maybe the teal and a canvasback or two.
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Snow geese can be excellent table fare if handled properly. Like most wild game, aging greatly improves the flavor and tenderness.
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A flip flop would taste good like this. ^^^^^
Hush your mouff!!!

Everybody does dove poppers this way, and we never hear people trashing dove!
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PS- I eat goose hearts....taste like little pieces of filet mignon alone or excellent as poppers.

Don't waste the goose hearts boys, they are little pieces of candy!
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Everybody does dove poppers this way, and we never hear people trashing dove!
That's because dove ain't big enough to do much else with.
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Same same, the acid in it breaks down the meat and tenderizes it some. I rinse before frying and can't taste any of the dr pepper/coke.



Ol Luke Clayton of the Dallas Morning News Outdoors Page fame used to pimp Dr. Pepper and Soy sauce for marinading doves every year back in the day. We tried it and it wasn't bad. Gave it a sweet yet savory bite.
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