Rabbit Recipes!

Now that we are about to start providing rabbit at our markets I thought we would share a couple of great recipes for enjoying rabbit. Rabbit is truly delicious, lean, and one of the healthiest meats available. 

Lapin a La Cocotte (Fancy name for French Rabbit Stew)

Here is what you will need:


1 (2 1/2 lb) rabbit, quartered
3 slices bacon
1 1/2 cups sliced onions
2 garlic cloves, minced

2 large carrots sliced

1 rib of celery chopped
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup broth
1/4 cup red wine
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper

In a large black iron or heavy skillet or medium-sized Dutch oven, cook bacon; remove bacon once it is done and save the drippings.
In the bacon drippings, cook the onion, celery, carrots and garlic until transparent or soft.
Next add the rabbit pieces and saute over a medium heat until the rabbit is golden brown color.
Sprinkle on the flour and continue to brown rabbit for another 5 minutes and then add the broth, red wine, thyme, parsley and bay leaves.
Cover and simmer over low heat for about an hour, adding more broth if necessary. Salt and pepper to taste  Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles.


Grilled Rosemary & Garlic Rabbit

1 (2.5 lb) fryer rabbit
1/4 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves
2 sprigs rosemary


Cut the rabbit in 8 pieces; the legs, 2 pieces from the loin, and 2 from the ribs.
Place them in a bowl or Ziploc bag, and add oil.
Mince the garlic and chop the rosemary; add the rabbit, mix to coat well.
Season with salt and pepper.
Allow to marinate for at least 2 hrs, or overnight.
Prepare to grill.
Grill over low to medium heat for 8-10 min per side.

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