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Great recipe. I made it more of a Cajun spiced dish. Added some extra veggies I had a taste for. Oh, and instead of simmering it i baked it with the tomatoes ontop…it came out fantastically! I will definitely make this a go to dish.
Found frozen rabbit for Easter in Texas at HEB!
Will definitely search out other sources, but loved that it was the whole sectioned rabbit w/giblets!
There are many families who raise bunnies for their meat source all around the country. Most of them would be happy to sell some of their ready-to-butcher young rabbits to someone in the neighborhood. They will usually butcher and dress it for a little extra money.
Finding them can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, though. The local 4-H club might be able to give a source for you.
I just finished a bowl of rabbit soup for lunch. I am diabetic and rabbit is considered a very good meat for me. High in protein and other good stuff but low in cholesterol and fat.
Be sure to know the age of the rabbit when butchered. The ideal age for tenderness is 4 to 8 months. After 1 year they work best in a longer cooked stew or soup, or made into sausage.
If you’re near Brooksville FL I can hook you up with young, tasty rabbits.
I made this with a few slight changes (because I can’t follow a recipe to save my life). I added some Rotel chilies and shredded the meat instead of cooking it in chunks. It was absolutely delicious. Thanks for posting this recipe!
Thanks for the link, Elise! I can attest that frozen rabbit is just as delicious as fresh, so go to the freezer sections of your local high-end (or at least middle-end) supermarket and you’ll find them. And almost every reputable butcher shop will either have rabbit or be able to get it for you.
I will have to cook a hare for you some time, Elise. Totally different animal; they are red meat, like a light-colored beef. Deeply, deeply savory…
If you are having trouble finding rabbit locally, you can find reputable online sales of this toothsome treat. A google search of “rabbit meat sales” will yield some sources. I have ordered some in the past that arrived frozen and well packed in gel-packs and pre-cut. I will order it again.
For those who want to know; I used ardengrabbit.com out of South Carolina and I was happy with the result. Note that it does take time and planning to get the meat delivered. The website you choose should make this detail clear in their shippping section.
This really sounds and looks delicious. When I was young, my Dad would take me hunting with him and we hunted squirrels and rabbits. He was very good at hitting what he aimed at so we would always have enough to share with the neighbors when we got home. After we cleaned them, Mama would put the meat in salted water and let them soak over night. The next day she would boil the cut up rabbit or squirrel, whichever we had, until she could stick a fork through the thickest piece. When she could do that she would take the meat out, let it drain then dredge the pieces in flour and fry in oil in an iron skillet. When it was brown, she would take it out and make a roux with a little flour in that same pan and then use some of the water, that they were boiled in, poured into the roux to make gravy. I know this sounds long but it is well worth it. It isn’t as fancy as your recipe but it was good eating when I was younger. Love your blog.