1.25.2012

Rabbit in Almond Sauce


"Why don't you try rabbit in almond sauce?" asks Lucia, a good friend of mine from Spain after I told her I had a rabbit in the fridge and no recipe. See, every time I find myself in this situation,  I tend to cook the classic stew. Nothing wrong with that but I like to try different things every time I can and my friend's suggestion sounded very interesting. 



She gave me the recipe (her mom's) and I started cooking right away. I had no intentions to post this rabbit recipe but it was SO good I just had to.



What a wonderful change from the ordinary. I thank Lucia for letting me share with you this delicious recipe. Who knows, it might become one of your favorites too.



Ingredients:

1- 2 lb. rabbit, cut into portions
olive oil
1 medium onion
6 garlic cloves
2 tbsp flour
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 cup wine
2 cups water
3/4 cup ground almonds
2 sprigs of thyme
salt and pepper to taste

Heat enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a large Dutch oven. Add the rabbit, season with salt and pepper and sear over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove the rabbit to a large plate. Add the onions to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Sprinkle with flour, stir and cook for 2 minutes more. Add wine, tomato sauce, water, thyme, almonds and return the rabbit to the pot. Season with salt and pepper, cover and cook on medium heat for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. Add water to thin the sauce if it gets too thick.

19 comments:

  1. This looks delicious and interesting indeed.

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  2. Beautiful photos.

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  3. que bonito me lo como con los ojos!

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  4. Almost sounds like a recipe coming straight from my French grandmother's cookbook! Bravo!

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  5. As soon as I saw this I thought "This has to be from Spain!" And it was! Classic Spanish flavors, and a beautiful looking recipe!

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  6. This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share your gorgeous pictures with us at foodepix.com.

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  7. The almond sauce is so deliciously tempting...I love exotic flavors. Hope I can try this out someday. =)

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  8. I don't eat meat at all - but I just wanted to say that your photos are absolutely beautiful! ^^

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    1. It's very nice of you to stop by to say that. Thank you!!

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  9. What kind of wine do you use? This looks incredible, and I want to make it this weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much! I used Chardonnay but you can use your favorite, whatever you have open or drinking is good enough for cooking :)

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  10. This recipe looks very interesting. If I cannot find rabbit, can I substitute chicken instead? Thanks

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    1. Thank you! Yep, chicken would work just fine! same cooking time too.

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  11. Hi! How many people would you say this serves?

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    1. Hello, thank you for stoping by. This easily serves 4 people. thank you again!

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  12. Thanks for this post on rabbit in almond sauce. They pictures are wonderful.

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  13. Oh, what a great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing. I just must try this out and I will in the near future, I am sure ... If I will, can I publish it on my blog, with a link to yours of course?

    Greetings from Belgium,
    Marian

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