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Sherried Squirrel (Or Rabbit)

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“In this recipe, the meat is brined, then cooked in the oven. Adapted from Dressing and Cooking Wild Game. Prep time includes brining time.”
2hrs 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine brine ingredients with meat in a large bowl.
  2. Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
  3. Drain and discard liquid.
  4. Pat meat dry and set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Place flour, salt and pepper in a plastic zipper bag.
  7. Add meat and shake to coat.
  8. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  9. Increase heat to medium-high and brown squirrel pieces on all sides.
  10. Place meat and pan drippings in a 3-quart baking dish and add mushrooms.
  11. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over meat and mushrooms.
  12. Cover and bake until tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

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