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Old 05-14-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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Anyone smoked rabbit before? I've got a chance to get a half dozen real cheap. I'm thinking just treat it like any other meat, but didn't know if anyone had a special rub or formula.
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Old 05-14-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, but aren't they pretty lean? I'd put 'em on a spit and grill 'em!

Ya know?... I was just thinkin', there's about 5 or 6 of them rascals that live out by our shed...I don't think the wifey an' kids would notice if 1 or 2 disappeared...
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Rabbit meat is good in spaghetti sauce!
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Yup .. no need for low & slow on them little hoppers. Spice em and sear em!
If the gamey undertone is too much ... soak em in buttermilk overnight next time.
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I like them grilled but I like the smoked meat too. You can marinate them in an oil-based marinade first (they take to fresh herbs, garlic, citrus juices, red or white wines very well) or you can do the drape with bacon thing. They are quite lean. I wouldn't recommend going past 160 internal. They do not take very long since they're small. You can also smoke for a short period--say, 30 min to an hour--then use the meat in something else, like a fricassee or a gumbo.
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Old 05-14-2005, 10:02 PM   #7
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I usually just grill like a chicken leg. I like them better than
chicken actually. Just be careful not to get `em too try.
Need a fairly strong rub to kill of the game. BBQ sauce
for sure. I`d hop all over it.
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Old 05-14-2005, 11:19 PM   #8
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Holy Smokes. I never thought about smoked or grilled rabbit. I love bunnies fried just like you would a chicken. Now that I think about it it should be great grilled. This is a quantum leap for me.

You guys talking about wild rabbits that you go out and kill, right? Or, you talking the fat rabbits frozen at the meat store.

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Old 05-14-2005, 11:40 PM   #9
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These would be fresh from a supplier.
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well, I have a buddy who has a farm, but the market works just find.
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