Christmas Roast Rabbit

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Christmas Roast Rabbit

Christmas Roast Rabbit

Looking for a roast rabbit recipe that you can present at your Christmas dinner?  This is the one!

Ingredients
  • 1 rabbit, deboned
  • 3.5 oz of white bread, soaked in milk and squeezed well
  • 1 egg
  • 11 oz of ground veal meat
  • 1 fresh pork sausage
  • 3.5 oz grated pecorino cheese
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup beef broth or vegetable stock or white wine
Process
  1. In a bowl mix the breadcrumb with the ground veal, the fresh pork sausage, a lightly beaten egg and the grated pecorino cheese. Add a pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Mix throughly.
  2. Lay the boned rabbit on a cutting board and spread the filling evenly over the rabbit. Wrap the rabbit on itself starting from the hind legs, then tie it well with a kitchen twine and rub with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 390 degrees F and place the rabbit in a pan with peeled potatoes cut into wedges and a red onion cut into slices. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and bake for about 40 minutes to brown the rabbit. After 40 minutes baste the meat with
  4. the broth or white wine and lower the temperature to 350 degrees F. Cook the rabbit for 50 more minutes, basting it occasionally with its gravy.
  5. Let cool completely before slicing. Warm the gravy and pour it over the rabbit slices before serving

Recipe adapted from Jul’s Kitchen