rabbit "cook until tender"

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  1. TehCamel

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    yea, so I've been assidously folloing a recipe..
    "return rabbit to pot, cook over very low heat for an hour until rabbit is completely tender."

    I suspect I've overcooked it. It's been in there on a super low heat for about 30 minutes, and it's actually already gone like very very tough chicken.
    So... my question is, have I not cooked it enough to make it tender, or have i overcooked it.. ?
     
  2. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    is it wild or farmed?

    apparently this makes a difference.

    wild takes much longer to cook to tender.

    EDIT: how are you cooking it?
    this also apparently makes a difference.
     
  3. scon

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    Possibly overcooked, rabbit is very lean. There's no fat to give it juicyness which you get from things like chicken skin... rabbit is generally skinned before cooking.
     
  4. stevenx

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    Having grown up on a farm shooting rabbits, the best thing to do with them is to continue to shoot them and not eat them. I've never had an enjoyable rabbit meal, despite trying myself and trusting renowned chefs. Perhaps it's just not to my taste - too lean. I don't like kangaroo, either.
     
  5. Turnip Dude

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    Can't you fuck'em first?

    But seriously, there's sous vide rabbit recipes a short google away, no risk of over-cooking, but you might break a tooth on a shotgun pellet.
     
  6. Shepete

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    Seriously, these are the most truthful words I have read on OCAU.
    Same experience. Grew up on a farm & have never eaten rabbit & enjoyed it. Whenever I see them for sale I laugh my guts out. Why the fuck would you pay to eat one?
    Same goes for wild duck. I have had a thousand people tell me they can cook them & they are delicious. They all taste like "old boots".
    There used to be an old saying for wild duck.
    "cook with a rock, until the rock is tender. Then throw away the duck & eat the stone."
     
  7. Turnip Dude

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    Then you obviously have not got a single clue how to cook, or the people who cook for you hate you.
     
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    Isn't this coming from the guy who tried to Sous Vide a meat pie? :lol:


    Back to the OP though, I have a rabbit in my freezer too i'm hanging to cook, just rying to talk the missus into eating it :p
     
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    apparently my wife quite liked it, which was the main focus anyway.

    I've got some pictures and will do a recipe thing.
     
  11. eskyhead

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    - shoot rabbit
    - skin and gut rabbit
    - quarter it, cover in a breadcrumb mix
    - put it in a dutch oven for a few hours
     

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