A very simple Rabbit stew.

01 January 2011

We thought we would add a very easy recipe for you to try on those cold winter weekends.

A very simple Rabbit stew. You can buy one from your local high street butcher or a gamekeeper if you’re lucky enough to have one close by.



2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp groundnut oil
1 rabbit, jointed
100g plain flour, seasoned
250g unsmoked bacon, sliced
1 large onion, finely sliced
2 sticks celery, finely sliced
2 tbsp cider vinegar
200ml sweet cider
2 bay leaves
large bunches thyme


Heat the butter and oil in a large casserole. Add the bacon and fry until its fat runs. Roll the rabbit pieces in seasoned flour and add to the casserole to brown on all sides.


Add the onion and celery to the pan fry until the onion is soft. Dust in a little more flour and stir.

Turn up the heat and add the cider vinegar. Allow to bubble up then add the cider and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook gently for about 1¼ hours, until the meat is very tender.

Remove the meat from the pan, and boil the juices until reduced to the consistency you would like.

Take the pan off the heat and add the meat back into the sauce with the bunch of thyme. Let it sit in a warm place for 15 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse before serving.

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