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  Categories: Poultry, Foreign, Personal
       Yield: 6 servings
       1    Whole goose
 MMMMM--------------------HONEY SYRUP MIXTURE-------------------------
       1    Lemon
       4 c  Water
       3 tb Honey
       3 tb Dark soy sauce
     2/3 c  Rice wine or dry sherry
   IF THE GOOSE IS FROZEN, thaw it thoroughly. Rinse the goose well and
   blot it completely dry with paper towels. Insert a meat hook near the
   neck. Using a sharp knife, cut the lemon into 1/4-inch slices,
   leaving the rind on. Combine the lemon slices with the rest of the
   honey syrup ingredients in a large pot and bring the mixture to a
   boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Using a
   large ladle or spoon, pour this mixture over the goose several times,
   as if to bathe it, until all of the skin is completely coated with
   the mixture. Hang the goose in a cool, well-ventilated place to dry
   for 4-or-5 hours, or hang it in front of a cold fan for about 3
   hours--in either case, the longer the better. Once the goose has
   dried, the surface of the skin will feel like parchment. Preheat the
   oven to 475F. Meanwhile, place the goose on a rack in a roasting pan,
   breast side up. Put 2/3 cup of water into the roasting pan. Now put
   the goose into the oven and roast it for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to
   350F and continue to roast for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove the
   goose from the oven and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before you
   carve it. Using a cleaver or sharp knife, cut the skin and meat into
   pieces and arrange them on a warm platter.