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Rabbit With Lemon Dumplings

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“Cooked slowly and with delicious lemon dumplings to set off the rabbit, it's a lovely dish.”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub the rabbit joints with a little olive oil, season and wrap a piece of bacon round each one. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and colour the wrapped joints on all sides for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of a shallow, ovenproof pan and cook the onions until soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Season.
  3. Sit the rabbit joints on top of the onions and drizzle a little oil over the top. Add the sprigs of thyme, pour in the wine and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. For the dumplings Gently fry the onion and garlic in the butter until softened. Put this in a bowl and add the rest of the dumpling ingredients. Season well.
  5. Bring the mixture together and form about 12 little golf-ball sized dumplings out of it. It will be rather loose but just persevere.
  6. After the rabbit has cooked for 30 minutes, tuck the dumplings in around the joints. Simmer for another 40-50 minutes.
  7. Serve the rabbit in the dish in which it was cooked, with a few little boiled potatoes and some purple sprouting broccoli or spinach.

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