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Old 01-14-2017, 06:25 AM   #1
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Rabbit

Just seen a recipe on TV

They are cooking Rabbit. Never had it before and don't know what it tastes like.

Is it expensive, relative to chicken for example?

They say it is white meat. I say this only I have had a bit of a cnacer scare and told not to eat red meat.

I think it is more to do with processed food like a steak pie though.

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Old 01-14-2017, 06:35 AM   #2
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Unless they specified that the rabbit was wild, I believe what was being prepared was farm raised. Although I have never eaten rabbit, I know there is a big difference in taste between wild and domestic raised. Just like domestic, farm raise, hogs are very different tasting than wild hogs.
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:27 PM   #3
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It tastes just like chicken.
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:28 PM   #4
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I raised and slaughtered the domestic ones. Their meat has no flavor of it's own. Never eaten a wild killed one but I'm sure it has that "wild" flavor.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:52 AM   #5
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I grew up eating a lot of rabbit (mostly wild, some domestic) and I don't find it tastes like chicken at all. It tastes like....well... rabbit.

Is it expensive? Well, that's all relative, I suppose. Around here, a 3 lb domestic rabbit goes for about $20-23. More expensive than chicken, but less than other meats.

Wild rabbit has a little bit of a gamey flavor, but it's not anything offensive. It's actually a very mild tasting meat. It doesn't have a lot of fat, though which makes it a good candidate for braising.

Two of my absolute favorite dishes are rabbit in mustard sauce and hasenpfeffer. My grandmother made good hasenpfeffer. I wish I had taken the time to get her recipe.
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:12 AM   #6
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...My grandmother made good hasenpfeffer. I wish I had taken the time to get her recipe.
Find a recipe that has a flavor profile that looks like what you remember, then play with it. I have a taste memory of my Dad's dill pickles. Found a decent looking recipe, then tweaked it until my taste buds said "This! This tastes like Dad's pickles!" I bet you could duplicate your taste memory of Grandma's hasenpferffer. It will make you all warm and happy inside.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:21 AM   #7
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Hasenpfeffer looks a lot like sauerbraten, except for rabbit instead of beef. I really like the Frugel Gourmet's recipe for sauerbraten as it's not too sour. A couple of the recipes I looked at for hassenpfeffer have way more vinegar proportionally than FG's sauerbraten so not sure if I'd like them.

If your grandmother's hassenpfeffer wasn't too sour, I'd start with FG's sauerbraten recipe. I've been thinking about trying rabbit and maybe we'll give hassenpfeffer a go if Craig is willing.
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:03 AM   #8
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I prefer domestic rabbit if I fry or bbq it. I only use wild rabbit in soups and stews.

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I grew up eating a lot of rabbit (mostly wild, some domestic) and I don't find it tastes like chicken at all. It tastes like....well... rabbit.

Is it expensive? Well, that's all relative, I suppose. Around here, a 3 lb domestic rabbit goes for about $20-23. More expensive than chicken, but less than other meats.
Sarcasm Steve.
I can buy farm raised rabbits for $6 each. The guy raises them just a few minutes away. In fact I had forgotten about him and plan to go by there tomorrow.
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Meat from any mammal is red meat, so rabbit is red meat.
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