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Rabbit Stock?

nofunlatte Jul 4, 2013 06:28 AM

I cut up a rabbit this morning to grill later on. I'm left with some pieces (rib cage, neck bone), which I've put in the freezer. Once I get a collection of these, I'd like to make rabbit stock (to use in braised dishes once the weather turns cool again). Would I just follow the same steps I use for chicken or turkey stock? TIA.

  1. kaleokahu Jul 4, 2013 08:44 AM

    Hi, nofunlatte:

    Bunny broth? Oooh, that sounds delicious.

    Aloha,
    Kaleo

    5 Replies
    1. re: kaleokahu
      Veggo Jul 4, 2013 09:03 AM

      Rabbit reduxion.

      1. re: Veggo
        1sweetpea Jul 4, 2013 09:50 AM

        I have made stock from a rabbit carcass. I did keep it similar to chicken stock, in terms of seasonings and vegetables, but I tried to mimic what the rabbit might eat if it were in a garden. I went heavy on carrots and parsley stems, plus onions and celery. I also added white wine to the pot, and a strip or two of lemon peel (no pith). I only had the one carcass, so I threw in chicken bones too. This broth was superior to many of my chicken-only broths.

        1. re: 1sweetpea
          nofunlatte Jul 4, 2013 12:41 PM

          Thanks for the tip about the lemon!

        2. re: Veggo
          nofunlatte Jul 4, 2013 12:40 PM

          That cracked me up(dike).

          1. re: Veggo
            ipsedixit Jul 4, 2013 09:14 PM

            Bugs bunny sweat.

        3. chefj Jul 4, 2013 03:32 PM

          When ever we make game stocks we use another stock as a base.
          Chicken or Veal stock most commonly

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          1. re: chefj
            hotoynoodle Jul 5, 2013 05:15 AM

            veal stock is considered the most "neutral" of stocks, so i'd use the bunny bones with the baby cow bones.

            :P

            1. re: hotoynoodle
              chefj Jul 5, 2013 03:31 PM

              sooooo cute!

          2. j
            JudiAU Jul 4, 2013 09:05 PM

            Yes, but I don't recommend it. Rabbit stock is always sort of musty. At best, throw it in with a lot of chicken.

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