Monday, June 26, 2006

Rabbit Stew

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).

4 comments:

mom said...

Wow! Don't know if I would have known where to begin. Glad it was a success. Was "1/2" enough for 3 persons?

Jenn S. said...

I bought two packages, but for a stew I think one would have been more than enough.

AR said...

Does it actually have its own special taste??....and to think you had Bugs Bunny on your wedding cake...tsk...tsk...

Jenn S. said...

Once cooked it looks like chicken, but it does have a different taste. Mmmm, waskaly wabbit.