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Feb 13, 2011 09:31 AM

Herbs/spices for rabbit

Anyone have any experience that can advise me on flavours of herbs and spices that suit rabbit?
My wife hates juniper, though.
Thanks in advance,

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  1. Rabbit loves fresh woody-stemmed herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage. A few allspice berries are nice, too. Mmmm...I adore rabbit!

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    1. re: chefathome

      +1 on the woody herbs. Also a fan of fennel seed with bunny or herbes de Provence.

    2. Funny, but sage was the first thing that came to my mind. With a light mustard sauce....

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      1. re: linguafood

        That´s great you guys! Thanks!
        I was thinking sage myself. And mustard sauce too. But maybe lightly mustardy yet tangy? Mustard and sour apple? No, that doesn´t work I don´t think.... something sour.
        Anyways, thanks.

        1. re: Spanish Willy

          No - not sour. Rabbit is very delicate in flavour,. Sour will almost certainly overpower. Mustard/cream sauce would be my way to go.

          I also like bunny cooked in the Mallorcan way (noting your username) - brown the pieces; slow cook a lot of onions until soft but not really coloured, add some garlic, white wine, splash of brandy, raisins and pine nuts. Cover & cook slowly till done.

          1. re: Spanish Willy

            I really like whole grainy mustard with rabbit (well, most proteins!) myself.

            1. re: chefathome

              So, a bit of sage in the breading, and a light grainy mustard sauce with a touch of sweetness.

        2. Mustard is traditional with rabbit, but I don't like the combination. I am, however, a fan of the stew recommended by Harters along with the woody stems recommended above with the addition of tarragon.

          1. a friend's old italian family recipe is mint and wine vinegar... don't have more specifics than that but it's delicious... also the wine vinegar she has is awesome.... some secret family vinegar.