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Herb and Beer Braised Rabbit

Herb and Beer Braised Rabbit

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Leslie Sullivan

Wild rabbit is delicious braised in a good beer with chicken stock and herbs.

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  • Calories:
  • 528 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 49.6 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 740 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place 1/2 cup flour, salt, and pepper into a plastic bag; toss to mix. Add the rabbit pieces, toss to coat with the flour mixture, and shake off excess. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until lightly smoking.
  2. Sear the rabbit pieces on each side until golden brown, then set aside. Pour in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and stir in the sliced onions. Cook until the onions have softened, about 2 minutes; then stir in the mushrooms and garlic, cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the thyme, basil, rosemary, and bay leaves; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the browned rabbit pieces into the Dutch oven, and pour in the beer and chicken stock. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rabbit is very tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Stir 3 tablespoons of flour into the softened butter until smooth. Remove the rabbit from the simmering broth and set aside. Skim any visible fat from the liquid, then whisk in the butter paste. Simmer for 3 or 4 minutes until thickened, then remove the bay leaves, season again with salt and pepper if needed, and stir in the parsley. Serve the thickened sauce with braised rabbit.
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Reviews

K.Thomas
39
9/14/2008

Wow! Now we are cooking. This is a very good meal for those who like rabbit. I recomend this recipe.

SoCalguy
32
4/5/2010

This was a great way to fix rabbit. I have only had rabbit 'fried' in my lifetime. Great flavor with the beer and the herbs. I didn't know rabbit was tough. The meat was hard to get off the bone. I am going to fix the sauce and fry chicken next time and braise it like the rabbit.

Nancy
30
3/16/2011

Excellent recipe. The rabbit was tender and full of flavor. We both enjoyed it very much.