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Rabbit in Stilton-Mustard Sauce
A wonderful way to serve up rabbit! Cooking times may vary.
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(2 1/2-3 lb)
, cut up
fresh thyme leaves
, leaves or of the
, fresh, crumbled or 2 dried bay leaves, crumbled
In a 9-by-13-inch baking pan, stir together oil, thyme, savory, and bay leaves.
Add rabbit and turn to coat evenly.
Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a bowl, stir mustard and water until smooth.
Turn rabbit over, then spread top of meat with half of mustard mixture.
Bake, uncovered, in a 375°F oven for 20 minutes.
Turn meat over and spread other side with remaining mustard mixture.
Continue to bake, basting once or twice, until meat is no longer pink in thickest part (cut to test), 25 to 30 minutes more.
Place rabbit on a platter and keep warm. Place pan over medium-high heat and boil, stirring, until juices are reduced to 1/2 cup, about 8 minutes.
Add half and half, whisk until bubbling.
Add all but 2 tablespoons cheese and whisk until melted.
Pour sauce over rabbit; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Serve on warmed plates.
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