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Easter Dinner- What to serve with Roasted Rabbit?

kezdenek Mar 29, 2013 12:12 PM

Hey all,

I am making a roasted rabbit for Easter Dinner. What are your thoughts on what I should serve it with?

Should I stick with Herbed Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Carrots? Or do you have any suggestions that would spice up the meal a little?

Thanks everyone!

  1. hotoynoodle Mar 29, 2013 12:16 PM

    since the rabbit and spuds are both "white"...

    i'd keep the carrots and do roasted red potatoes + some kind of sauteed greens for added color.

    or perhaps mix the carrots with roasted beets.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle
      kezdenek Mar 29, 2013 02:14 PM

      I like the idea of adding beets to the carrots! Thanks!

      1. re: kezdenek
        sunshine842 Apr 1, 2013 06:51 AM

        did you at least garnish it with a little blue jacket?


    2. Paprikaboy Mar 29, 2013 12:17 PM

      i'd suggest polenta and cavolo nero.

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      1. re: Paprikaboy
        AdamD Mar 29, 2013 02:40 PM

        polenta was exactly what I was thinking maybe maybe add some enhancement depending on your flavor profile (chipolte, herbs, sun dried, olives etc.)

        Maybe some brocollini

      2. monavano Mar 29, 2013 01:15 PM

        Herbed spaetzle, glazed carrots.

        1. sunshine842 Mar 29, 2013 01:58 PM

          Asparagus or flageolet beans.

          (and my inner conflict of horror and ROFLs for serving rabbit for Easter)

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          1. re: sunshine842
            kezdenek Mar 29, 2013 02:04 PM

            Those both sound great. I know it sounds horrible but my boyfriend bought some wonderful rabbit from a local butcher group called Dai Due. We aren't feeding any children so it seemed okay to me :)

            Thanks for your help!

            1. re: kezdenek
              hotoynoodle Mar 29, 2013 02:05 PM

              she's referring to the delicate nature of the meat and that it doesn't respond well to roasting. it will be utterly dry. it does much as a braise or stew because it's so lean.

              1. re: hotoynoodle
                sunshine842 Mar 29, 2013 02:10 PM

                actually, no, I was giggling and gasping at serving up the bunny.

                But hotoy's right -- rabbit does better as a braise (although my neighbor grilled marinated leg quarters last summer and they were awesome) You might get away with roasting if you bard it well.

                1. re: hotoynoodle
                  kezdenek Mar 29, 2013 02:11 PM

                  Thank you. Thats just what the recipe that came with it called for:

                  Braising it seems to be the way all the other recipes are saying to do it though. Appreciate the feedback!

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              nemo Mar 29, 2013 02:15 PM

              LOL to sunshine and querencia!

              Baby peas if you can find them, asparagus tips, or spinach salad with something citrus.

              Only carrots if you can find the little baby ones with tops. We do carrots in soup all winter long, so not a big fan for Easter.

              Beans and polenta and spaetzle, traditional with rabbit but so heavy for spring. Maybe just a lovely, light yeast roll and lemon butter.

              1. j
                John Francis Mar 29, 2013 02:50 PM

                No Easter eggs for you!

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                1. re: John Francis
                  hotoynoodle Apr 1, 2013 06:27 AM

                  have never known a bunny to lay eggs! ;)

                  1. re: hotoynoodle
                    sunshine842 Apr 1, 2013 06:50 AM

                    you've never seen that Cadbury commercial, have you?

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