Irish Christmas Recipes

Roast Goose with Potato Stuffing (Irish Style)

Ingredients

10 to 12lb goose
pepper
salt

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. Rinse the inside of the goose with water, remove any pieces from the inside and dry with a kitchen towel.
2. Rub the outside of the goose with salt and pepper
3. Fill the goose with potato stuffing (see Irish potato stuffing recipe)
4. Place the goose onto a roasting rack in a roasting pan and leave uncovered
5. Place the roasting pan into a preheated oven of 450F/230C
6. Roast the goose for approximately 15 minutes until the skin is starting to brown
7. Reduce the oven to 325F/160C and roast the goose for 25 minutes to the pound
8. Bask the goose with fat from the goose regularly
9. The goose is ready when the fat runs clear from the thigh.

Potato Stuffing

Ingredients

cup parsley, chopped
teaspoon sage, ground
teaspoon pepper
cup butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teasponns salt
4 potatoes, large
Makes enough for a 10 to 12 pound goose.

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. Peel the potatoes and boil
2. Dice the potatoes and pass them through a ricer or food mill into a large bowl
3. Melt the butter in a frying pan and pour over the potatoes
4. Blend the mix well
5. Melt the remaining butter in the frying pan and saut the onions over low heat until translucent
6. Add the onions, sage, parsley, salt and pepper to the potatoes and mix together

Irish Christmas Pudding

Ingredients

First Stage
cup currants
cup Sultana raisins, chopped
cup citron, chopped
cup preserved cherries, chopped
1 cup Irish whiskey

Second Stage
cup suet, finely chopped
teaspoon allspice
teaspoon ginger
teaspoon nutmeg
teaspoon salt
cups flour
1 apple peeled and grated
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup almonds, chopped
1 cup Guinness
1 cup Irish whiskey
1 lemon, juice of
1 lemon, zest of rind
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups breadcrumbs
4 eggs

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl (non-metal), cover and leave to stand for at least 12 hours
2. In another bowl (after the 12 hours) mix the breadcrumbs, suet, flour, salt, spices and flour
3. Add the soaked fruit, almonds, grated apples, lemon zest and juice and mix all ingredients
4. In a clean bowl beat the eggs to a froth and then mix in the Guinness
5. Add the Guinness mix slowly to the flour mixture, and mix well
6. Pour the mix into two greased pudding bowls, with equal amounts
7. With aluminum foil cover the bowls, then on top of this cover with muslin and tie down with kitchen string
8. Place the bowls into a large pot, pouring in water until the bowl/s are covered to a depth of on the bowl
9. Bring to the boil and then simmer slowly for 5 to 6 hours (You may have to add water)
10. Remove the bowl/s from the water then the foil and muslin from the bowl
11. Allow to cool, remove the pudding from the bowl and place on a plate
12. Pour over 1 cup of Irish whiskey and ensure the pudding absorbs the whiskey
13. Wrap the pudding in a cheesecloth, place in a sealed container and leave to the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks
14. When serving, place the pudding back into the pudding bowls and reheat, simmer for 2 to 3 hours (same step as above)
15. Remove the pudding from the water and bowl, and place on a plate
16. Pour over Irish whiskey and light whilst carrying to the table
17. Allow the flames to die out and serve.


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