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Jamie Oliver's Rabbit Stew With Dumplings

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“Taken from here - Highlighting one of Jamie Oliver's favorite recipes from Cook with Jamie. It's a dish he playfully calls Tender-as-You-Like Rabbit Stew with the Best Dumplings Ever. Though rabbit is not as common a meat as it once was, Oliver urges you to give it a shot. And if you find you don't like it, you can always sub in chicken instead. The dumplings, he says, make this recipe and can be used in any stew. *times are estimates*”
1hr 45mins

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  1. To make the dumplings, rub together the flour, butter, and tarragon with a dash of salt and pepper. Stir in enough milk to give you an unsticky, stiff dough. Knead together, then roll into a large snake. Cut into 18 equal sized pieces and roll into balls. Place on a sheet, and sprinkle nutmeg over the top. Move the tray to the fridge.
  2. Heat a deep, ovenproof dish about a foot in diameter with a bit of olive oil and the knob of butter in the bottom, over medium-high heat. Coat the rabbit pieces in flour and shake off any excess. Put half the rabbit pieces in the pot and cook about 5 minutes until golden all over. Take those pieces out and cook the other pieces. Once they’re all cooked, add the first pieces back, as well as a big pinch of salt and pepper and the bacon. Cook until the bacon has crisped. Add the rosemary, mushrooms and onions and fry another ten minutes.
  3. Mix in a tablespoon of flour then pour in the chicken stock and beer. Cover and simmer for half an hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Place the dumplings on top of the stew, about half an inch apart. Drizzle them with olive oil and bake for 45 minutes.

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