I was pleasantly surprised to find farm raised rabbit at my local Publix. Craig and I had rabbit stew at a restaurant recently and really liked it. I decided to buy some and try to make my own rabbit stew at home.
I originally planned to remove the bones and make stew in my usual fashion. One item I didn't notice when I was making my purchase was that the package said "1/2 Cut Up". Once I got it open I realized that I really don't know bunny anatomy.
Once I started, it was like deboning a fish. After getting pretty frustrated with all the toothpick-like bones I changed gears and decided I would stew the meat on the bone first and then strip it off and add it to the rest of the stew. Here it is boiling away...
I strained the rabbit stock and used that along with beef stock for the final stew. I didn't get too fancy with the additions... just carrots, celery, and potatos. For my first attempt I think it worked out pretty well. (especially when served with the leftover biscuits from breakfast).