Slow Cooked Rabbit

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Last year, we had a holiday in the pretty Cretian village of Koutouloufari.  The food was consistently great- every tavern spoiled us with house specials of fresh fish or meat cooked in giant outdoor ovens.

One place we went back to a few times served rabbit, slow cooked in the outdoor wood burning oven with white wine and thyme. So when I bagged a bunny in Wigan market this weekend I wanted to try and recreate this Greek fave.

My finished result was tasty but different to the Greek dish I was trying to mimic. Because I used a slow cooker the wine didn’t cook down into lovely sticky sauce so didn’t really add what I expected it to. So next time I would either use stock or a mix of stock and wine.

It’s a lovely change to a traditional Sunday roast and there’s a surprising amount of meat to be had!

Slow cooker rabbit

Slow cooked rabbit

·         1 x rabbit – I asked the butcher to joint it for me

  • 400 ml dry white wine / stock
  • 3 onions, halved
  • 4 -6 cloves of garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme (I used fresh and dried)

What you do

  •   Season your meat
  • Heat oil in a large pan and brown the pieces of rabbit all over. I spent a good ten minutes doing this because it all adds to the final flavour
  • Put the browned rabbit, wine/stock, onions, garlic and herbs in the slow cooker
  • Cook for a minimum of six hours on low, until the meat is super tender. I did mine for about 6.5 hours and that was just right

Serve with veggies and the onions from the slow cooker. Spoon the wine cooking liquor over the whole lot.


Farmers Girl Kitchen Slow Cooker Challenge

Farmers Girl Kitchen Slow Cooker Challenge

I am entering this recipe into the Slow Cooker Challenge on Farmersgirl Kitchen in February 2014.


Posted by Claire

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