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Buy goose in Seattle?

Gmauger Dec 20, 2012 08:00 AM

Hi all,

I want to smoke a goose for Christmas. Does anyone know where I can get a whole goose? Preferably reasonably local, etc.

... I'd also be interested in hearing any thoughts / recommendations on how to smoke it.


  1. d
    Daniel Dec 22, 2012 08:32 AM

    Haven't checked this year but Uwajimaya usually brings in geese from Grimaud Farms which are excellent. I ordered mine from Schlitz Farm in Iowa (free range, organic, no antibiotics) as I have once before and I highly recommend them but it's probably too late for you this year.

    1. The Chowhound Team Dec 21, 2012 09:35 AM

      We split some discussion of cooking the Goose now that it has been obtained (from Univ Seafood and Poultry, according to Gmauger's post) over to Home Cooking at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/883020

      We hope people who have (or want!) tips on preparing goose will check it out there.

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      1. re: The Chowhound Team
        Lauren Dec 21, 2012 10:27 AM

        Or Met Market, according to dagoose's post.

      2. s
        seattle_lee Dec 20, 2012 08:36 PM

        Given how large a goose is, I would recommend a brine. I'd strongly consider a parboil; goose is very fatty. Well, very fatty, unless it's wild, in which case it is illegal to sell -- so I'm assuming a farmed goose. Besides, you want that goose fat. So maybe throw it in a roasting pan, skin slit, for 2-3 hours, on 225, then put it on the smoker?

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        1. re: seattle_lee
          jchulley Dec 21, 2012 08:36 AM


        2. dagoose Dec 20, 2012 10:02 AM

          You can order them from Met Market

          1. j
            jchulley Dec 20, 2012 08:34 AM

            University meat and poultry ? had them last weekend.

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