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How to Cook Wild Rabbit


Cooking Wild Rabbit

Cooking wild rabbit can really be challenging for many of us. Any animal which has grown on the nutrition directly from nature has very tough but extremely tasty meat. So the secret of cooking any wild animal and making its meat very tender in a short time is the goal of the recipe below.

If you are a hunter and you managed to catch wild rabbit the recipe will teach you how to cook it correctly in order to make the meat tender and juicy. Perfectly cooked rabbit can compete in tenderness even with chicken meat.

Follow the recipe bellow strictly for best possible outcome.

Bon Appetite

Ingredients: Cooking WIld Rabbit

  • 1-1,5kg wild rabbit meat
  • 4-5 sliced onions
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 glass red wine or any type of beer
  • 2 chopped tomatoes, peel free
  • 3-4 whole peppercorns
  • salt other spices of your choice
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/5 teaspoon dry oregano

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

2 hours

2 hours 30 min

Serves 4 people


Instructions : How to Cook Wild Rabbit

  1. Add olive oil and the meat into the saucepan and place it on fire. Let the meat fry for few mins. Add chopped onions and stir gently
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, low the heat and keep stirring
  3. After 2-3 min add a glass of wine (or beer) add whole peppercorns, bay leaf, salt and other spices you like. Add water, so it covers the meat completely.
  4. Cover the saucepan and let the meat boil for 30-40 min.
  5. Add dry oregano and keep boiling for 20 more min.
  6. The dish is ready when the meat separates from the bones. Without using wine (or beer) it will take at least 3h to cook the rabbit and you will need to add more water from time to time. Generally, the tenderness and softness are achieved when you are using beer or wine or vinegar. I prefer beer :)

Consume with boiled rice, mashed potatoes or salad.

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lori on December 05, 2018:

does the rabbit need to be blanched before cooking in wine.....tend to do this with wild meat to remove the wild taste..... ????

SAM ELDER (author) from Home on November 05, 2013:

Gerry thanks for stepping by... By pepper beans I mean - whole peppercorns sorry for confusing.. :)

Gerry Downunder on November 04, 2013:

Hi Sam, what are those 'pepper beans' that you cite as an ingredient for cooking wild rabbit. Regards, Gerry

SAM ELDER (author) from Home on May 07, 2013:

I have seen many times wild rabbits being sold, especially during haunting season, but I prefer to order from a local hunter - friend. This way i'm sure that the meat is fresh. The rabbit is tender if prepared correctly, but it doesn't taste like chicken, it only looks like chicken, which it's cooked. It's actually better than chicken meat.

Thanks for the comment

Ceres Schwarz on May 07, 2013:

Interesting hub. I've never had wild rabbit before. Can you actually buy this in stores or something? But the images you have of it look nice. It does look kind of like chicken or just some other meat. I wouldn't have known it was wild rabbit just from looking at the images.

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