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Section: Rabbit
Recipe: Rabbit Marinated in Cider and Peppercorns

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Rabbit Marinated in Cider and Peppercorns
1 2-lb rabbit, cut into 6 serving pieces
1 cup apple cider
1 tsp dry mustard
2 Tbsp green peppercorns
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves plus more for garnish OR
1 tsp dried
1 Tbsp crushed black peppercorns
1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes
2 tsp olive oil plus more for oiling roasting rack
1 firm apple, unpeeled
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp butter
1/2 Tbsp pure maple syurp

Place rabbit pieces in a nonaluminum shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk
together cider, mustard, green peppercorns, thyme, black peppercorns and
red-pepper flakes and pour over the rabbit, turning to coat well. Cover
and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours, turning occasionally.
Preheat oven to 450 deg F. Brush marinade off the rabbit pieces, reserving
it. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-heat, and sear the rabbit
pieces for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Place them on
a lightly oiled rack in a roasting pan. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, basting
occasionally with the reserved marinade, until the juices run clear when
the rabbit is pierced with a skewer. Meanwhile, core and slice apple into
1/2-inch slices. Toss with lemon juice. Heat one teaspoon oil in a nonstick
skillet over medium heat. Add apples and maple syrup and cook for 3 to 4
minutes, or until golden, turning once. Arrange rabbit on a serving platter
and garnish with apple slices and fresh thyme, if using. Serves 4.

From: Campagne Restaurant in Seattle, Washington
From: riacmt@ubvmsb.cc.buffalo.edu (Carol Miller-Tutzauer)
Posted to rec.food.recipes by Emma Fernlund on March 1, 1998.
Adapted by Patti Vincent
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