Thyme Rabbit

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Thyme Rabbit

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Serves: 4

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Ingredients:

  • 2½ lbs. Rabbit Meat
  • ¼ cup Soy Flour or Almond Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
  • 1 cup Red Wine, or Beef Stock
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dr. Bo’s Dijon Mustard
  • Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
  • Chili Powder to taste
  • 4 Thyme branches and/or 4 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 1 Lemon, zested

Preparation:

Cut rabbit into 8 serving pieces.

Put the flour in a plastic bag and season with salt and chili powder. Drop one piece of rabbit at a time into the bag and shake to coat well. Tap off excess flour and after all are coated discard remaining flour.

Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large heavy casserole. Add the rabbit pieces and cook 6 minutes on each side until evenly browned. Add the wine or beef stock and bring to boil for 1 minute. Add chicken broth, herbs and garlic and simmer gently covered for one hour.

When done, transfer pieces to warm plates. Reduce remaining liquid with mustard. Adjust seasonings and spoon over meat. Garnish with thyme and/or rosemary sprigs and lemon zest.

Combination:

  • Combines well with sea and non-starchy vegetables, non-starchy pulses (beans & legumes).
  • Does not combine well with melons, fruit, starchy vegetables and starchy pulses.

 Health Tips:

Rabbit: ·

  • Rabbit meat is all white meat.
  • Rabbit has 795 calories per pound. Compare: chicken at 810, veal at 840, turkey at 1190, lamb at 1420, beef at 1440 and pork at 2050.
  • Rabbit has the highest percentage of protein.
  • Rabbit has a lower percentage of fat than chicken, turkey, beef, or pork with unsaturated fatty acids at 63% of the total fatty acids.
  • The cholesterol level in rabbit meat is much lower than chicken, turkey, beef, pork.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that domestic rabbit meat is the most nutritious meat known to man.
  • Research shows that rabbit meat has been recommended for special diets such as for heart disease patients, diets for the elderly, low sodium diets, and weight reduction diets.
  • Because it is easily digested, it has been recommended by doctors for patients who have trouble eating other meats.
  • Rabbit meat compares very favorably to veal.
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