Or in this case, two of them! My daughter-in-law raises meat rabbits, so we figured we’d celebrate Easter a little differently this year. So if you get all sappy about this type of thing, you might want to surf on by! For all the rest, you might be interested to know that rabbit meat is very healthy, having only 795 calories per pound. Rabbit has the highest level of protein combined with the lowest cholesterol level compared to every other domestic meat on the market today. It has been recommended for special diets such as for heart disease patients, diets for the elderly, low sodium diets, and weigh reduction programs.
Here’s how we cooked ours. First season the outside of the rabbit with seasoned salt and/or Cajun/Jamaican Jerk seasoning, then chop up chunks of onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic and stuff them into the cavity.
We used a wooden skewer to “sew” the rabbit back together (and hold in the goodies)…
Wrap bacon around them and hold the bacon fast with toothpicks. Add 3 Tablespoons of oil and 1/4 cup of water to your roasting pan and then lay the rabbits in.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 2-3 hours. Remove the lid and bake for a half hour so the meat browns a little. The juice makes great gravy! Here’s the finished product, which fed 7 of us and we had leftovers!
Next time we’re going to do it on the grill using the rotisserie, though that’ll probably dry it out more. We’ll give it a whirl though (no pun intended ;) Happy Easter!