Rabbit With Prunes And Olives


Rabbit With Prunes And Olives is a clean, lean, sustainable meat with a delicate flavor a lot like chicken (which can be substituted here). If you make this dish ahead of time, the flavor will only improve.

Rabbit With Prunes And Olives

Shopping List:

whole rabbit
chicken stock
brown sugar
baby carrots
green olives
wholegrain mustard


large Dutch oven (or enameled pot)

Rabbit With Prunes And Olives


Preheat oven to 330F

Remove rabbit from the fridge after it has thawed. Remove packaging and check the rabbit over to make sure there are no misc items that need to be trimmed off. Place the rabbit into dutch oven.

Break off chunks of soft butter into your hand. Pat the butter onto the rabbit, so that it is completely covered. Sprinkle with parsley and salt. Place  uncovered in the oven to roast for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine onion, carrots, garlic, oregano, and brown sugar. Heat chicken stock so that it is hot.

Once 30 minutes have passed, remove rabbit from the oven and add hot chicken stock and onion mixture. Cover the rabbit and place back in the oven for 45 minutes to cook.

Once the rabbit has cooked for an additional 45 minutes, remove it from the oven and check on it. It should be nearing 165F internal temperature. You can also cut into it to make sure there is not any pink left. It should be similar to a chicken, once the pink is gone, it is cooked. If it is not, it may need to cook longer. As long as the rabbit is close to 165F add prunes and olives to the Dutch oven. Return to the oven for 15 more minutes. (Be sure to roast longer if needed! You do not want to eat raw rabbit.)

In a small bowl, combine honey, mustard and a little salt if desired. Whisk together so that it mixes well. Place in individual serving dipping bowls.

Once the rabbit has finished roasting, remove from oven and let rest inside the Dutch oven for a little bit. Serve and enjoy!

Let us know what you think about this delicious recipe for Rabbit With Prunes And Olives. If you are not feeling adventurous to try rabbit, you can also substitute for chicken. This is a simple yet flavorful dish. 

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