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madball911 Jan 1, 2008 09:44 PM

Does anyone have any Asian-style rabbit recipes? I've only found one, for "rabbit with sichuan pepper", at Tigers & Strawberries blog. I'm interested in any country's preparation, China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Thailand, Viet Nam, etc.

  1. Xiao Yang Jan 1, 2008 10:13 PM

    Sichuan cusine is big on rabbit. I have the folowing recipes in my collection (all from Sichuan cookbooks):

    Dry-stewed rabbit meat
    Dry-braised rabbit meat with red wine
    Stir-fried shredded rabbit meat
    Dry-stewed rabbit meat with pickled chili
    Hot and spicy fried rabbit's head

    That last one could be useful if you want your rabbit to do double duty.

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      madball911 Jan 1, 2008 10:59 PM

      I'd be interested in one of the dry-stewed recipes (a quick synopsis will do), if you wouldn't mind posting.

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        Xiao Yang Jan 2, 2008 07:02 AM

        The "Dry-stewed rabbit meat" calls for:

        250g rabbit meat,
        50g asparagus lettuce (i.e., "celtuce")

        "Suitable amounts" of:

        Sliced ginger and garlic
        sectioned shallot
        thick broad bean sauce
        minced pickled chili
        salt
        MSG
        chicken essence
        granulated sugar
        "lao" (dark) vinegar
        "starch mixture"

        stock as needed.

        Cut rabbit meat and asparagus lettuce into strips. Saute the ginger, garlic, shallot, bean sauce and chili in oil. Add the rabbit meat and asparagus lettuce, stir-frry until nearly cooked, season and stir in starch mixture.

        I'd post a scan of the picture, but I don't know if that's considered legal. The rabbit and celtuce strips appear to be 1.5-2 inches long. The "minced" chili appears to actually be cut into similar strips (it looks almost like red bell pepper strips) and used very sparingly -- only three strips visible in the picture. The photo also looks light on the bean sauce.

        Sorry for the vagueness; it's from a bi-lingual cookbook published in China, and probably assumes some intuitive knowledge of Chinese cooking.

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      dibob817 Jan 2, 2008 03:49 AM

      i have made "bong-bong " rabbit , and love it. basically, u poach the rabbit in water or broth, a little soy , and any spices u want - including star anise. Cool and take all meat off bone, shredding it. Make rice - shred romaine lettuce - or some napa or a combination of greens . Place fairly thick layer of greens on plate - cover with bed of rice - cover that with shredded meat - cover that with peanut sauce - the spicier the better .

      Top with scallions, chives etc . and dig in . You will never know it's rabbit - I also do this with duck, chicken (tonight) and also pork.

      1. soypower Jan 2, 2008 07:09 AM

        my mother once substituted rabbit for the chicken in dakdoritang...we would have never found out if my brother hadn't broken out into hives because he was apparently allergic to rabbit...but i do remember that it tasted great.

        here's a link to a recipe for dakdoritang. yum!

        http://www.koreaneats.com/dakdoritang...

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          madball911 Jan 2, 2008 05:15 PM

          Thanks everybody! I kind of figured that rabbit could replace chicken in any recipe. Time for some cooking (except for the rabbit head, I just can't go that far)!

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