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RECIPE

Snow
Goose
Pâté
By Brad Fenson

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Photo: Author

hen most people hear the word 'pâté,' they immediately think of liver. However, pâté can be made from
any meat and does not have to contain any liver at all.
The word pâté is French for paste, and the easiest way to make
it is with a food processor. The pre-cooked meat will be broken
down, or emulsified, into a paste that can then be spiced up.
Snow geese get a bad rap as being difficult to prepare in
a tantalizing recipe. This snow goose pâté proves that white
goose is great on its own.
Goose pâté makes a great appetizer and can be taken to the
blind in a cooler, along with some cheese, crackers and pickles, and will make you and your crew want to shoot straight,
and often. With the spring snow goose conservation hunt in
full swing, waterfowl hunters should make some pâté for their
next snack in the blind.

INGREDIENTS
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4 goose breasts, skinned
6 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
2 cups chicken broth
⅓ cup walnuts, pecans, or cashews
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded (or replace with ¼ red bell
pepper if heat sensitive)
☐	 2 Tbsp soy sauce

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1 Tbsp smoked paprika
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
½ cup mayonnaise
olive oil, if required

DIRECTIONS
1.	 Place bacon pieces in a frying pan and cook till
brown over medium heat. Set aside to cool.
2.	 Place the goose breasts into an Instant Pot with
the chicken broth and cook on high for 30 minutes.
A crockpot can also be used, simmering breasts for
4 to 6 hours. Remove the cooked breasts, shred
with a fork and set aside to cool.
3.	 Place the shredded goose meat, bacon and any
bacon drippings in a food processor and blend to a
fine paste. Add the nuts, onion, jalapeño, soy sauce,
smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper
and garlic powder to the mix and process to blend
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ingredients. If the mixture binds and is too thick, add
chicken stock or olive oil to loosen.
4.	 Add the mayonnaise in small amounts, as you
continue to process the mixture into the desired
consistency.
5.	 Transfer the meat mixture to a chilled bowl.
Refrigerate the pâté for 1 hour, then serve with
crackers, baguette or rye bread.
*If you have a small food processor, emulsify the
goose mixture in batches and mix them together at
the end with the mayonnaise.

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