Sherried Squirrel (Or Rabbit)

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by Chocolatl

In this recipe, the meat is brined, then cooked in the oven. Adapted from Dressing and Cooking Wild Game. Prep time includes brining time.

Top Review by ZANE D.

Made this recipe for dinner tonight and the guys loved it. No leftovers. I added a few shallots to the sauce and used half of Lefty's Spices, LLC. Fish and Chicken Mix (any spicy flour mix would work) instead of all of the flour for the coating. It made the sauce and squirrel just a bit hot and spicy. The sherry sauce was excellent!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine brine ingredients with meat in a large bowl.
  2. Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
  3. Drain and discard liquid.
  4. Pat meat dry and set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Place flour, salt and pepper in a plastic zipper bag.
  7. Add meat and shake to coat.
  8. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  9. Increase heat to medium-high and brown squirrel pieces on all sides.
  10. Place meat and pan drippings in a 3-quart baking dish and add mushrooms.
  11. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over meat and mushrooms.
  12. Cover and bake until tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

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