Rabbit is a lean and flavorful meat that pairs perfectly with the tanginess of mustard and the bright acidity of white wine. This classic recipe combines these ingredients to create a dish that is both delicious and elegant. Whether you are an experienced chef or just starting out in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress your guests.
The Ingredients You Will Need:
To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 whole rabbit, cut into pieces
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 sprig of fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Marinate the Rabbit
Start by combining the Dijon mustard, white wine, olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well to combine all the ingredients. Place the rabbit pieces in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the top. Make sure each piece is coated with the marinade. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight if possible. This will allow the flavors to meld together and tenderize the meat.
Step 2: Sear the Rabbit
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot, remove the rabbit pieces from the marinade, shaking off any excess liquid, and place them in the skillet. Sear the rabbit for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. This step will help to lock in the flavors and create a crispy exterior.
Step 3: Braise the Rabbit
After searing the rabbit, remove it from the skillet and set it aside. In the same skillet, add the diced onion and cook until softened and translucent. Add the marinade from the dish to the skillet and bring it to a simmer. Return the rabbit pieces to the skillet, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Allow the rabbit to braise for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the meat is tender and cooked through. The liquid will reduce and create a rich sauce.
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