Seared Rabbit With Lemongrass Risotto

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a great recipe when you are looking to present something that is at once homey as well as a little exotic. I like using wild hare loin or leg, which I get from my local organic supermarket; I would imagine pork tenderloin, turkey, or even boneless chicken would also work just fine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large pot.
  2. Cut rabbit loin or leg into strips and salt and pepper liberally.
  3. Saute rabbit over medium heat until nicely browned; remove and deglaze pan with dry sherry.
  4. Add onion, garlic, and lemongrass and saute until the onions are translucent and your kitchen starts to smell like lemongrass.
  5. Add rice and saute a few minutes, coating the rice with the fat in the pan.
  6. One cup at a time, add the chicken broth, allowing the rice to absorb the liquid before adding more. Once the rice has reached the 'al dente' stage, remove from heat and stir in the cream, thyme, and reserved rabbit strips.
  7. Taste for seasoning and serve, adding lots of fresh cheese to each portion.
  8. Yum!