May 10, 2011

Rabbit Cacciatore



Rabbit is a normal meat ate in the South and was something I have had quite a lot of in my life. I never actually had to pay for it before coming to Saudi since back home everyone just kills their own (I have a lot of hunters in my family). When I did come to Saudi I noticed that most of the grocers carry nice and large rabbits as well. My husband had never tried it so one night I surprised him with it and he loved it. Now rabbit is something that I cook quite often for my family.

Many people are scared to try rabbit but I will be honest with you I have never met one person who has tried rabbit that did like it. It has such a delicious taste and did I mention all the meat is white with NO fat. The rabbits here are already cleaned which I thank God for. I always slice up the kidneys and liver and fry them with a bit of flour, salt and pepper for my husband he LOVES it. These things are pretty common in Saudi to eat. I thought I would make a nice Italian style rabbit with a side of rice and vegetables and it was delightful.

1 (2-1/4 pounds) rabbit, cut into 6 to 8 pieces
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried thyme
3/4 cup flour
5 tablespoons olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup water
1 small white onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tomatoes, cubed
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 bay leaves
12 black olives

1. In a medium sized bowl add flour, salt, pepper, thyme and garlic powder, mix. Coat each piece of chicken into flour mixture evenly and lay aside on a plate.

2. In a saute pan on medium heat add olive oil. When oil is hot carefully lay each piece of rabbit. Cook on each side until golden brown then sit aside on a plate.

3. In the same pan add onions and garlic. Cook until tender then add water and lemon juice. Place rabbit pieces back into pan and add tomatoes, parsley, bay leaves and olives on top. Cover and allow to cook for 30 minutes.

1 fabulous comments:

Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen said...

This looks delicious msA! I'm still hesitant about eating rabbit (because they're so cute!), but I don't think I'd pass this up :)