Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Rabbit Dinner

Our friend and house guest Peter made us a dinner of rabbit fricassée on Sunday night. He found a beautiful bunny at the market in Noyers that morning. He expertly dissected it -- even with our sub-standard knives -- and seasoned it with salt and pepper.

The cut-up rabbit, seasoned with salt and pepper.

Next, he sliced up some onions and red bell peppers which he sautéed. He browned the rabbit pieces and added them to the vegetables with a bit of chicken stock, then covered it to braise for a while.

Sautéed eggplant and yellow squash.

Meantime, he cut up some eggplant and yellow squash from our garden and did a little veggie sauté with them. We served it all with some wheat berries (Ebly). Boy, was it good!

Wheat berries.

We enjoyed a generous selection of cheeses after dinner, including a selles-sur-cher goat, some camembert, brie, neufchâtel, st.-nectaire, fourme d'ambert, and st.-agur. Wow.

The finished rabbit dish, with onions, peppers, a wonderful sauce, and fresh parsley.

3 comments:

  1. Oh yum...
    Gotta stop reading your blog in the morning... makes me too hungry.

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  2. We don't eat bunnies anymore since we have one as a pet -- my daughters' decision (on both fronts) -- but your stew looks great nonetheless.

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  3. cheryl, I get hungry again just putting the posts together!

    betty, sorry about the bunny, I understand! But I still think they're tasty...

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