Rabbit recipes

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Just delivered to my doorstep ... 10 freshly shot rabbits. Still warm. I now have the job of skinning & gutting them - ugh! But it's got to be done.

Any favourite recipes out there?
Warning ..... I'm a peri-menopausal axe-wielding maniac ;)
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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    You can't beat good old plain ...
    ... roast rabbit :drool:
    Just roast it in the oven like chicken - why spoil it with herbs/sauces! ;)
    You can choose your favourite stuffing recipe to fill the cavity.
    Roast at Gas 4/350F for about an hour.
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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    Rabbit Casserole (from old recipe book - the only recipe book I use for game)

    1 rabbit (incl. it's liver)
    1 onion
    1 turnip
    1 carrot
    dripping
    seasoning
    stock or water and milk
    flour
    small parsnip
    piece of celery

    Joint your rabbit, cut all the veggies into small pieces. Heat the dripping (or oil) and fry all the veggies for a few minutes, stirring. Add your rabbit joints and turn them, keeping the saucepan on a high heat. Add the rabbit liver, finely chopped. Pour off any excess fat.
    Add seasoning and enough stock and milk mixed to come three-quarters of the way up the contents of the pan. Cover with a lid and simmer until done (3/4's - 1hr) Thicken with the flour which has been blended to a past with some cold water.
    Can be adapted to cook in your slow cooker.
    Serves 4
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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    Rabbit Curry (same old recipe book LOL )

    1 rabbit
    1 dessertspoonful of curry powder
    1/2lb onions
    1 small apple
    approx 4 Tbsp dripping/oil
    1 dessertspoonful chutney
    salt n pepper
    Flour or cornflour
    rice, risotto or mashed potatoes
    Water or stock

    Sprinkle jointed rabbit all over with the curry powder. Cut the onions into slices, chop the apple.
    Heat the fat in a heavy based pan/stewpan, add the onions and fry until brown.
    Add the rabbit joints and stir for a few minutes until a rich gravy comes from the meat ( the juices should flow). Add about 3/4 to one pint of water or stock bit by bit and stir well.
    Now add the apple and chutney. Season.
    Boil up, cover with a lid and lower the heat; simmer for about one hour, stirring occasionally.
    Blend 3 tsps of flour or cornflour with a little water, add to the stock and stir until boiling.
    Serve with rice, risotto or mashed potato.

    Serves 4
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  • marybmaryb Forumite
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    rabbit is lovely in a stew with a mustard and cream sauce flavoured with a bit of thyme.

    use grainy or Dijon mustard rather than the bright yellow sort
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  • MrsMWMrsMW Forumite
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    I'm with Queenie, roast rabbit is delicious. When we were kids my dad used to breed rabbits for showing and we always had a pet. We used to think it was great fun when we sat down to eat one of the pets!!!! We had roast bunny for Christmas one year 'cos we were poor.
    Oooooh. I can't bear to think about it now but we also had gloves and hats made from the skins.
  • TicklemouseTicklemouse Forumite
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    If you haven't got access to 'ready-shot wild rabbit' do you generally have to order it at a butchers? I've actually been thinking this week about trying it but have never seen any in the butchers I go to. How much is it and is there a good meat to bone ratio?

    I suppose I could ask my BIL to shoot some, but then there is NO WAY I am preparing it and I know he won't so I suppose I'll have to buy it ready prepped :)
  • Debt_Free_ChickDebt_Free_Chick Forumite
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    If you haven't got access to 'ready-shot wild rabbit' do you generally have to order it at a butchers? I've actually been thinking this week about trying it but have never seen any in the butchers I go to. How much is it and is there a good meat to bone ratio?

    I suppose I could ask my BIL to shoot some, but then there is NO WAY I am preparing it and I know he won't so I suppose I'll have to buy it ready prepped :)

    A good butcher will supply wild rabbit, ready prepared.

    But if your BIL will shoot some, have a go at "paunching" it. It's not that bad, honest ;) Though you won't want to eat for an hour or too afterwards ;)
    Warning ..... I'm a peri-menopausal axe-wielding maniac ;)
  • CullumpsterCullumpster Forumite
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    I Can't believe your going to cook Thumper :(:silenced:
  • rchddap1rchddap1 Forumite
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    Who needs to buy rabbit? Plenty on the roads on my way home :D Give it a wash, chop it up, get those veggies that have been growing in the garden and hey presto an almost free rabbit casserole ;)
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  • Some one gave me a brace shot of rabbits once, neatly tied by the backlegs with string. My two pet jack russells thought they were a new toy and went tearing off with them, one each,still tied together. I had a job to convince them that they were for our tea and that they really ought to give them back.


    Mind you aI did have a job swallowing them, I could only think of their little fluffly tails and cute twitchy noses AHHH
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