Well, the two rabbits I bought obviously didn’t run fast enough cos they were my Sunday dinner!
I was at The Good Food Show in Glasgow on Friday and thought I might be able to get something a little different for dinner at the weekend. There was loads to choose from – local farm stalls with beef, lamb, venison, rabbit . . . also lots of different sausages, chutneys, jams, jellies and marmalades. Lots to nibble on while you’re walking round. I thought about Ballymaloe as I looked longingly at a set of All Clad pans! Thankfully (for my bank balance) I only looked as I had taken the train and didn’t really fancy carrying them home!
I looked through every cookbook I have (well, not quite) for how to cook rabbit and decided to stick with Angela Hartnett’s Quick and Easy Book. Usually I dip in and out of my cookbooks picking one recipe from here, another from there, but I am giving this book a thorough testing! The rabbit was cooked in Madeira, chicken stock, rosemary and thyme, then mixed with fennel cooked in honey and sherry vinegar. The combination was delicious but my rabbit was a little chewy. My cooking or just the rabbit? Well, we’ll never know. 🙂