Roasted goose leg with stuffed apples and polenta

Roasted goose leg with stuffed apples and polenta

Based on 8 ratings

Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
150
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
goose legs
200 g celery root
100 g carrots
150 g leek
onions
apples (divided)
3 tbsp clarified butter
2 tsp tomato paste
300 ml red wine
500 ml goose stock
bay leaves
2 tsp ground cinnamon (divided)
2 sprigs thyme
90 g butter (divided)
300 ml vegetable stock
200 ml milk
½ nutmeg
120 g polenta
2 tbsp sugar
100 g almond slices
80 g raisins
100 ml orange juice
2 tbsp dark rum
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cornstarch
100 ml water
salt
pepper
oil for frying
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • frying pan
  • small pot
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • vegetable peeler
  • sieve
  • 2 baking dishes
  • plastic wrap
  • fine grater
  • apple corer
  • whisk
  • cooking spoon
  • cutting board
  • oven rack
  • knife
  • roasting pan
  • 2 large pots
  • spatula
  • small bowl

Enjoy with

Bordeaux
This dry red wine with its slightly spiced aroma is a fantastic companion for the roasted goose legs and the sweet stuffed apples.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
1210
Protein
58g
Fat
90g
Carb
33g

Step 1/10

Preheat oven to 120°C/250°F. Make incisions at the joint-end of the goose legs. Season with salt, then set aside. Peel and dice celery root. Peel carrots and cut into bite-sized pieces. Cut leek into 1.5-cm/ 0.5-in. slices. Peel and roughly chop onions. Cut a part of the apples into bite-sized pieces.
  • 4 goose legs
  • 200 celery root
  • 100 carrots
  • 150 leek
  • 2 onions
  • 2 apples
  • salt
  • oven
  • vegetable peeler
  • cutting board
  • knife

Preheat oven to 120°C/250°F. Make incisions at the joint-end of the goose legs. Season with salt, then set aside. Peel and dice celery root. Peel carrots and cut into bite-sized pieces. Cut leek into 1.5-cm/ 0.5-in. slices. Peel and roughly chop onions. Cut a part of the apples into bite-sized pieces.

Step 2/10

In a roasting pan, heat clarified butter. Transfer goose legs to the roasting pan and sear on medium-high heat. Remove goose legs and transfer vegetables and apples to the roasting pan. Add tomato paste and stir to combine. Deglaze with red wine and reduce to half. Add goose stock, bay leaves, a part of the cinnamon, and thyme and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 3 tbsp clarified butter
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 300 ml red wine
  • 500 ml goose stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cooking spoon
  • roasting pan

In a roasting pan, heat clarified butter. Transfer goose legs to the roasting pan and sear on medium-high heat. Remove goose legs and transfer vegetables and apples to the roasting pan. Add tomato paste and stir to combine. Deglaze with red wine and reduce to half. Add goose stock, bay leaves, a part of the cinnamon, and thyme and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3/10

Transfer roasting pan with vegetables to the oven at 120°C/250°F. Place goose legs on an oven rack above and bake for approx. 2.5 hrs.
  • oven
  • oven rack

Transfer roasting pan with vegetables to the oven at 120°C/250°F. Place goose legs on an oven rack above and bake for approx. 2.5 hrs.

Step 4/10

Heat a part of the butter in a large pot. Add vegetable stock and milk. Finely grate nutmeg. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and add polenta. Reduce heat and let simmer for approx. 5 min., stirring often. Transfer polenta to a baking dish lined with plastic wrap. Smooth down, cover polenta with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.
  • 50 butter
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 ml milk
  • ½ nutmeg
  • 120 polenta
  • salt
  • pepper
  • baking dish
  • plastic wrap
  • fine grater
  • cooking spoon
  • large pot

Heat a part of the butter in a large pot. Add vegetable stock and milk. Finely grate nutmeg. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and add polenta. Reduce heat and let simmer for approx. 5 min., stirring often. Transfer polenta to a baking dish lined with plastic wrap. Smooth down, cover polenta with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.

Step 5/10

Slice off the bottoms of the remaining apples and hollow out, using an apple corer. Heat remaining butter in a large pot. Add sugar and remaining cinnamon. Stir almond slices into the butter-sugar mixture and let toast for approx. 2 min, or until golden brown. Add raisins, orange juice, dark rum, and lemon juice, and stir to combine.
  • 4 apples
  • 40 butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100 almond slices
  • 80 raisins
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • 2 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • apple corer
  • cooking spoon
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large pot

Slice off the bottoms of the remaining apples and hollow out, using an apple corer. Heat remaining butter in a large pot. Add sugar and remaining cinnamon. Stir almond slices into the butter-sugar mixture and let toast for approx. 2 min, or until golden brown. Add raisins, orange juice, dark rum, and lemon juice, and stir to combine.

Step 6/10

Place apples on a baking dish and stuff with almond-raisin mixture. Transfer to the oven at 120°C/250°F for approx. 30 min.
  • baking dish

Place apples on a baking dish and stuff with almond-raisin mixture. Transfer to the oven at 120°C/250°F for approx. 30 min.

Step 7/10

Remove polenta from the fridge. Cut off the edges, then cut polenta into 3x4-cm/ 1x1.5-in. pieces.
Heat oil in a frying pan and fry polenta for approx. 2 min., or until golden brown on both sides.
  • oil for frying
  • frying pan
  • knife
  • spatula

Remove polenta from the fridge. Cut off the edges, then cut polenta into 3x4-cm/ 1x1.5-in. pieces. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry polenta for approx. 2 min., or until golden brown on both sides.

Step 8/10

Remove roasting pan with vegetables from the oven, place a baking sheet under the oven rack and raise temperature to 220°C/425°F. Return tops to baked apples and bake for another 15 min. Using a sieve, strain sauce from vegetables into a pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer for approx. 10 min. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl to make a slurry. Add slurry to the sauce and stir to combine.
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 100 ml water
  • small pot
  • baking sheet
  • sieve
  • whisk
  • cooking spoon
  • small bowl

Remove roasting pan with vegetables from the oven, place a baking sheet under the oven rack and raise temperature to 220°C/425°F. Return tops to baked apples and bake for another 15 min. Using a sieve, strain sauce from vegetables into a pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer for approx. 10 min. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl to make a slurry. Add slurry to the sauce and stir to combine.

Step 9/10

Remove goose legs and stuffed apples from the oven.

Remove goose legs and stuffed apples from the oven.

Step 10/10

Serve stuffed apples, polenta, and goose leg and pour the sauce over the goose legs. Enjoy!

Serve stuffed apples, polenta, and goose leg and pour the sauce over the goose legs. Enjoy!