July 18, 2024
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Roast goose


Preparation time
30 minutes

Cooking time
120 minutes

6 people

Roast goose, called “ciucio” in the local dialect, is a tasty and delicious dish as by poking its skin with a knife the oven heat allows rendering fat to trickle out and make meat softer and tastier. Notwithstanding long cooking times, roast goose is easy to make and if you have a wood-fired oven the result will be even more surprising.


  • 3 kg goose
  • fresh fennel
  • 2 glasses white wine
  • pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • dried fennel
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil


  1. Pluck, gut and rinse goose and let drain.
  2. Finely chop garlic, dried and fresh fennel, add heavy salt and pepper. Flavor goose inside and outside with the seasoning you have just prepared.
  3. Make holes with a sharp knife in the goose legs and breast and add the remaining seasoning.
  4. Put goose in a baking pan and dress with oil and two glasses white wine.
  5. Place the dish in a preheated oven at 180°C-200°C and roast for about two hours, turn round and pour on its cooking sauce from time to time.

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