Friday, July 1, 2011

Customer Shared Rabbit Recipe

We love getting recipes and any cooking stories from our customers.  Here is a delicious sounding family recipe for a Rabbit dish, enjoy!


Dear Nathan and crew:

A couple weeks ago I bought a rabbit from your stand at the Phipps farmers market. Though I had never cooked rabbit before, I was very excited to purchase it because my husband is from Belgium and he grew up eating rabbit meat. My mother-in-law included a rabbit recipe in a recipe book that we received for our wedding last summer. This was my first chance to try cooking the recipe. It turned out very well! My husband said that it tasted just like his mother's/grandmother's dish, so this recipe must work. I've written it out below. Please feel free to share it.


BELGIAN BEER RABBIT

1 rabbit
500 grams dried prunes
50 grams lard (butter is ok)
100 grams bacon
5 small onions
Salt and pepper
Thyme and bay leaf
2 tablespoons flour
5 half-liters chicken broth
1 bottle of Belgian beer (preferably Chimay but Hoegaarden works too)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Cook the bacon in lard
Cut the bacon into small pieces and put it back into the lard
Add the diced onion and let it sweat
Cut the rabbit into pieces and roll in flour
Put the rabbit piece in bacon fat to brown
Add the vinegar and deglaze the pan well
Add beer, brown sugar, broth, thyme, bay, pepper, and salt
Simmer for 1 hour 15 minutes
Add prunes
Simmer for another 15 minutes
Serve with boiled or mashed potatoes

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