Rabbit meat is not just for haute cuisine and fancy restaurants, it is accessible for home cooks and foodies alike! It’s a tasty and healthy meal option. For more recipes and nutritional facts visit http://www.rabbitrecipes.ca/index.php
Canada’s food safety guide http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/safety-salubrite/cook-temperatures-cuisson-tbl-eng.php recommends cooking rabbit meat to an internal temperature of 74°C (165°F).
- Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Step 2
Dust rabbit in flour, shaking off excess. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frypan over medium heat and cook rabbit, in batches, for 2 minutes each side or until golden. Place in a baking dish. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil and cook fennel, onion, pancetta and garlic, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until soft and golden. Add wine and half the vinegar, and simmer for 3-4 minutes until reduced by half. Add tomatoes and rosemary, season and bring to the boil. Pour over rabbit, cover and cook for 1 1/4 hours or until rabbit is tender.
- Step 3
Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar and scatter with parsley. Serve with polenta.
Order rabbit from butchers and ask them to joint it for you. Flat pancetta and canned cherry tomatoes are from delis.