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Jo S



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:03 pm    Post subject: Fresh rabbit!  Reply with quote    

My landlord's been out with the gun and has given me a still-warm rabbit for the pot.

Erm ..... where do I start?

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My guide to paunching a bunny, and Bodger's guide to skinning one, are on the articles bit.

Jo S



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks!

cab



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Fresh rabbit! Reply with quote    

Jo S wrote:
My landlord's been out with the gun and has given me a still-warm rabbit for the pot.

Erm ..... where do I start?


Either by skinning it fresh and warm or by waiting until after rigor mortis has passed. So long as you're not skinning it while its gone stiff, its a doddle

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A lot easier than plucking & viscerating a chicken.
Mary Janes recipe of stuffing it with soaked prunes & smearing the outside with curry paste is nice if it's not to old & tough.
Wrapped in tinfoil & roasted till tender.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Possibly too late but, Paunching & Skinning a Rabbit , How to... joint a rabbit & Things to do with rabbits and hares

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I skin 'em, do the necessary and then shove them in a casserole dish with whatever I have handy and cook in the oven on a slow heat for a few hours. If you have some bacon to shove in too, cut it in to chunks and throw a handful in.

Jo S



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, he's skinned etc and ready to be jointed. The dogs are going mad - they could just about cope with me drawing a pair of cockerels this afternoon, but they *know* I've got a rabbit and they're *not* happy

Daft question, but I've not got any veggies in the house ... I assume the meat will be ok in the fridge til tomorrow evening? Or would I be better off freezing it and cooking another time?

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nah, it'll be fine.

Or freeze it. I just treat it like 'underground chicken'

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It will keep for several days in the fridge.

I'm not sure, but Madame Bear's recipe for rabbit pie might be on the recipe database. If it is, it's worth a try. Rabbits have been queueing up to be shot if it means achieving gastronomic sainthood in such a pie.

Jo S



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The freezer it is, while I contemplate the options. If you ever hear me pondering as to the identity of the unidentified hunks of meat*, point me in the direction of this thread

* labels are for wimps ... and them what have them

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jo S wrote:
* labels are for wimps ... and them what have them


Judith will Shun you

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lapin au Pruneaux. Yum...

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you need to prune your lapins often?

Jo S



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 10 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Jo S wrote:
* labels are for wimps ... and them what have them


Judith will Shun you


Yes, well after I ran up her road in my nightshirt in the snow looking for my bloody dog, I think it's safe to say she undoubtedly already does

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