Rabbit With Mustard Sauce

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

I found a recipe on the net to use our last rabbit in the freezer-we both agreed it was amazing. The ORIGINAL recipe on Group Recipes had no garlic, sage or thyme and used 4 tablespoons of oil. I used well flavoured home made chicken stock, so didn't need any additional seasoning at the end. Rabbit is super healthy and the 200g of meat we each ate would be the equivalent of a skinless chicken breast of the same size (no matter what the Food nutritional data seems to think!) I jointed an 800g rabbit myself and reckon it was around 500g of joints in 6 pieces.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the rabbit pieces.
  3. Brown rabbit pieces on all sides. Add additional oil if necessary (I had more than enough for our small rabbit); transfer to a plate when done.
  4. Add the onion, garlic and herbs to the remaining olive oil in the skillet and cook over medium heat until softened. Add wine and broth.
  5. Bring to a boil, and return rabbit to the pot. Cover and simmer for 1 hour .
  6. Remove rabbit to a plate.
  7. Boil sauce until it is reduced by about half. Whisk in mustard; season to taste.
  8. Return the rabbit to the sauce for a few minutes to reheat it.


Most Helpful

Very tasty. I'm still trying to get the technique right so I don't dry out the rabbit. I used dried herbs and 2 T miracle whip and 2 T regular yellow mustard because I didn't have any dijon.

sheepdoc May 30, 2013

What an exceptional way to make rabbit! We loved this recipe because of the wonderful sauce. Rabbit can be so dry, but this one was all juicy and tender - delicious! I'll definitely make this again. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe!
Made for PARTY 2010.

Mia in Germany January 02, 2011

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