How to Make Baked Rabbit
Although popular in Western European culture, rabbit is often overlooked in other parts of the world. Read on to discover a great way to cook up this delicious, yet surprisingly simple, meal with only a few ingredients. It's rarity makes it a great way to impress dinner guests and its juicy, flavourful meat will whet their appetite for more. Surprise your family or friends with something different and tasty with this article on OneHowTo.com in which we tell you how to make baked rabbit.
To start this baked rabbit dish, you should have each of your ingredients at hand and it is a good idea to preheat your oven to 180° while you prepare. Although a whole rabbit looks good when presenting your dish to guests, it is best to cut them in to quarters as they can be tricky to carve at the table. Place the rabbit pieces on a baking dish that you have previously greased down with a healthy glug of olive oil.
Once you have them in the baking dish add salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. This the perfect combination of spices to add to the rabbit's natural flavouring.
Then you must peel the garlic cloves and cut them into little slivers which can be distributed all over the tray. If you prefer rabbit with only a taste of garlic rather than eating the little slivers, just peel the garlic and put them in whole. Once all the spices and garlic are in, drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over the cut up rabbit pieces. You must ensure that everything is well oiled, so move the pieces of meat around the dish to absorb better.
With this baked rabbit recipe, roast potatoes make the perfect combination for a complete and delicious dish. Take the 4 potatoes, peel, rinse and cut them up into large cubes. Then toss them into the tray with the meat and all those amazing spices. Stir everything well to mix the flavours and give your potatoes that extra herb-y taste. Finally, add your glass of white wine to give all the ingredients a kick. This will help cook the potato and enhance the flavour.
Your oven should be nice and hot now, so you are ready to whack the tray with all the ingredients in the oven and cook for at least 45 minutes. The cooking time may vary depending on the type of oven and the size of the rabbit pieces, so it is recommended that you check on them from time to time to make sure it's all perfect.
The cooking time is finished when the rabbit is juicy but remains golden on the outside. And then hey presto, it's ready to eat! Enjoy as a delicious, nutritious and exceptional dish for the whole family. Bon Appetite!
If you want to discover other recipes with rabbit, on OneHowTo we suggest you learn to prepare other dishes such as rabbit with garlic or rabbit with cognac. Scrumdiddlyumptious!
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