In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, I talk with Chef Randy King of Idaho, a friend and hunting partner of mine, about all things rabbit: From hunting and cleaning them to cooking techniques, so-called “rabbit sickness” and especially the unloved jackrabbit.
rabbits and hares
Rarely are dishes this simple this good. Something about lots of slow-braised rabbit and whole garlic cloves, spiked with sweet peas and a splash of vinegar makes this recipe far greater than the sum of its parts.
Spring is in full swing here in California, and it’s not far off in the rest of the country. This recipe brings together several of my favorite spring ingredients: Rabbit, morel mushrooms and nettles, all in a lovely, Italian-inspired dish.
As much as I like Indian curries, I like Thai curries even more. This is a bright, spicy Thai green curry done with pheasant breasts. It’s actually a lot easier to make than it looks.
A Southern classic, buttermilk fried rabbit. Still my favorite way to cook cottontail rabbits, this recipe will of course work with store-bought bunnies, too.
This is one of my favorite dishes on the site: A classy, Spanish-inspired slow braised squirrel recipe. The dish is based on a Catalan rabbit dish, but I like it with squirrel better.
When you make an Indian rabbit curry, you kinda just gotta call it “Hare Krishna,” especially if you use actual hare, as I did. This is, more or less, a south Indian curry.
Sometimes you want a gentle hand when cooking rabbit. It is a delicate meat that can easily be overwhelmed by strong flavors. This Italian inspired recipe keeps things mellow to let the rabbit flavor shine. How? Don’t brown the meat first.