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Which is a better bird for Christmas dinner

  • 08-12-2014 4:24am
    Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭carlowplayer

    Am undecide between Turkey ,duck and goose. Is goose fatty or meaty ie is there a lot of meat on a goose or there a lot of flavour in comparison to Turkey. What about duck


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,221 ✭✭✭braddun

    duck is very greasy and not as nice as turkey

  • Registered Users Posts: 647 ✭✭✭ArseBurger

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,095 ✭✭✭✭ Nathalia CoolS Jawbreaker

    To me, for Christmas dinner, it has to be Turkey

  • Registered Users Posts: 613 ✭✭✭OUTDOORLASS

    Has to be turkey for me. My OH was always on about goose for c.mas dinner, but I was.nt keen. I did a goose during the year to see what it was like. Total different dish altogether. Darker meat, v greasy, different method of cooking etc. As for duck....feck all meat on you would have nothing left for the sandwiches.....!!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 961 ✭✭✭gingernut79

    I've never found roast goose greasy. Granted its moister and darker, but its very flavoursome and easy to finish with a few people in one sitting. I see the lack of left overs as a positive - you just get that one tasty chance to eat it. I've never had it on Christmas day but we'd often have one with the trimmings for a family get together in January. Just watched a lovely recipe on Jamie's Cracking Christmas for one with a lovely spice rub. V tempted to try it out this year!

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,180 ✭✭✭hfallada

    Goose is brilliant cooked properly. Turkey is amazing with the nigella Lawson recipe of soaking it in brine and spices over night. The Turkey stays moist