This is the only way I have ever had rabbit and it is probably my family's favourite meal. Rabbit is fairly expensive but I usually get a medium-sized rabbit (approx. 2 to 2 1/2 lbs) for my family of 4 (2 young boys). For a dinner party, I would probably get 2 rabbits. NOTE: Preparation time includes 1 day for marinating; cooking time is approx. 2 hours or until tender, depending on the quantity of rabbit.