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.


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

  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.

  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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