Rabbit Wrapped in Bacon

rabbit wrapped in bacon
DifficultyBeginner

Very easy to create and sumptuous to eat. The rabbit works beautifully against the sharp peppy piccalilli.

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rabbit wrapped in bacon
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 mins
 50 g butter, softened
 ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
 ¼ cup tarragon, finely chopped
 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 ½ lemon, zested
 2 rabbit legs
 8 streaky bacon rashers
1

Mash the butter with the herbs, garlic and lemon zest, then chill. This can be done up to a day in advance. Use a small sturdy knife to scrape the meat away from the thigh bone part of the rabbit leg. Try and create a pocket around the bone rather than cutting into the actual meat. When you get to the joint, cut or snap the bone away.

2

Halve the butter, roll into two logs, then stuff into the cavity of each rabbit leg. Wrap the slices of pancetta around each leg so that they join underneath. You can prepare the rabbit and leave it in the fridge overnight.

3

Heat oven to 210°C. Place the rabbit in a shallow roasting tray and roast for 30 Minutes, then rest for 5 Minutes.

4

Put half of the peppy piccalilli on each plate and place the rabbit legs on top. Eat immediately.

Ingredients

 50 g butter, softened
 ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
 ¼ cup tarragon, finely chopped
 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 ½ lemon, zested
 2 rabbit legs
 8 streaky bacon rashers

Directions

1

Mash the butter with the herbs, garlic and lemon zest, then chill. This can be done up to a day in advance. Use a small sturdy knife to scrape the meat away from the thigh bone part of the rabbit leg. Try and create a pocket around the bone rather than cutting into the actual meat. When you get to the joint, cut or snap the bone away.

2

Halve the butter, roll into two logs, then stuff into the cavity of each rabbit leg. Wrap the slices of pancetta around each leg so that they join underneath. You can prepare the rabbit and leave it in the fridge overnight.

3

Heat oven to 210°C. Place the rabbit in a shallow roasting tray and roast for 30 Minutes, then rest for 5 Minutes.

4

Put half of the peppy piccalilli on each plate and place the rabbit legs on top. Eat immediately.

Rabbit Wrapped in Bacon
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