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Any Good Rabbit Recipes??

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by redhen, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Okay.. So i'm going to take the plunge and try rabbit for the first time. Dont ask me why..i have no clue.. [​IMG]
    Does anyone have a good recipe for a first time tryer?? [​IMG]
  2. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Rabbit Hunter's style

    This is a crockpot meal which makes it easy, and rabbit is easily interchangeable with chicken in most recipes, especially crockpot meals.
    This is good served over rice or steamed potatoes.


    * 1 (2.5-3 lb) rabbit, cut into 8 pieces, rinsed, and patted dry
    * salt
    * fresh ground black pepper
    * 4 slices bacon
    * 4 shallots, chopped
    * 3 garlic cloves, minced
    * 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    * 1/2 cup dry white wine (or chicken stock if you don't have any)

    * 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    * 1/2 cup water
    * 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
    * 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
    * 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
    * 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley


    1.Season the rabbit liberally with salt and pepper; in a large skillet, cook the bacon over med-high heat until crisp.
    2.Transfer to paper towels to drain; crumble and set aside.
    3.Add the rabbit to the hot bacon fat and brown on all sides.
    4.Transfer to a slow cooker.
    5.Add shallots and garlic to the skillet; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
    6.Sprinkle with the flour, then add the wine; cook, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the pan.
    7.Add in the tomato sauce, water, thyme, and basil; bring to a boil.
    8.Pour over the rabbit; cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
    9.Add mushrooms to the slow cooker; cover and continue cooking on HIGH 1 ½-3 hours, until the rabbit is very tender and falling off the bone.
    10.Taste and adjust seasonings to taste; serve garnished with parsley and crumbled bacon.
  3. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Songster

    Feb 20, 2009
    Oh frogdog that sounds yummy! I'd really like to try my hand at raising meat rabbits but want to prepare rabbit for my family first to see if they can tell it apart from chicken. I'm going to save this recipe for that purpose [​IMG]
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Thanks! That DOES sound yummy! I think i'll give it a try.. [​IMG]
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Songster 10 Years

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Some people like fried rabbit but to me the meat is not tender enough to fry, I like it stewed the best. So any long cooking recipe where you would have used a stewing chicken you can sub rabbit. My Grandmother used to put it in a pot of gumbo...but then you can make a great meal out of anything in a pot of gumbo. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010

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