So the other day I was visiting some family and their amazing farmshop, (ok I'm a little biased,). It really is a lovely place where you can get some really yummy and interesting products and great bit of local banter. It's got everything ranging from cheese, meats, cakes and treats, fresh veg, booze and snacks. They even do a pretty mean cream tea if you ask nicely. Some of my favourites products include their scrummy flavoured wines, (I would highly recommend the Sloe wine) the chutneys and fresh meat (all yummy). The specialty is their goose (hence Gooseslade Farmshop). Some people might have a roast goose at Christmas or tasty goose fat on their Sunday spuds but at this farm shop they make all sorts of wonderful things with their geese. Which brings me to the Gooseslade Farm goose sausage. Now I haven’t used a lot of goose in my time cooking, so set myself a challenge to try and cook these sausages 3 different tasty ways. So here goes.Good and Naked.
Yep, these bad boys are pretty amazing just roasted in the oven served up with some mash and plum gravy. YUM.
Next tried some balsamic glaze (amazing stuff). I cooked the sausages for 10mins then took them out the oven added the balsamic glaze and seeds to create this yummy sticky coating and returned them to the oven for a further 10 mins.
You heard correctly. This time I really pushed the boat out. To make these squeeze the goose meat out of 2 sausages into a bowl. Add 1 crushed clove of garlic, ½ chilli and 1 spring onion finely chopped. Mix all the ingredients up using your hands. Next form them into normal sized meatballs and cook them in a frying pan for about 5/10 mins on a medium heat until nicely browned off. Then transfer into a ovenproof dish and a few big glugs of hoisin sauce and place in the oven for about 20/25 mins at 180C until cooked throughout. Serve with noodles, chilli flakes, lime juice and more hoisin sauce.So there you have it. Goose sausage served up 3 ways. There's no excuse now, go on try some goose, and if you get a chance check out the Gooseslade Farm Shop. x