There are a few things to know about cooking Rabbit. The majority of recipes call for long cook times at a lower heat.
As this was my first time cooking rabbit I turned to the BEST source I could think of.
My Grandma's old Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking circa 1947.
Broiler Barbecued Rabbit
1 dressed rabbit, 1 1/2 lbs 1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups cold water 1 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt 1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup butter, melted 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tsp grated onion 1/4 c water
1 tsp salt
Start broiler oven 10 min before baking. Set to mod hot (350F).
Clean and wash the rabbit thoroughly. Cut into serving pieces place in bowl, cover with cold water and add salt (first units of water and salt).
Soak 1 1/2 hours. Drain, pat dry with paper towels. Melt butter in saucepan, remove from heat, add remaining ingredients and beat thoroughly.
Dip rabbit pieces in sauce and arrange on aluminum foil-lined shallow pan and place in broiler 3 inches from heat source.
Broil 30 min, basting with remaining sauce every 10 min.
After top side is well browned, turn rabbit over increase heat to 375F and broil another 40 min, basting frequently.
Increase heat to 400F and broil 15 minutes so that meat brown richly. Remove to platter, pour remaining sauce over rabbit and serve with rice.
|After turning the first time|
Now I'm not that great at sticking to recipes. Due to time constraints I used all the methods and very few of the actual ingredients.
I had a 2.3 lbs rabbit, we soaked it for over 2 hours. Then I basted it with a store bought BBQ sauce mixed with melted butter.
After it was cooked, I heated extra BBQ sauce before drizzling it over the cooked meat and the white rice.
It was DELICIOUS!
I know I've stopped posting recipes for the last little bit and that truly is a shame since my cooking this last year has really taken off but I will try to post more of the unusual things I've been cooking!
For cooking rabbit the very first time this was a WIN!