On the last night Dave was here…a long long time ago, in the year of 2013 and month of November, I made a special meal to celebrate his birthday.
Of course I had no candles in the house so we had Dave blow out a match that I held in my hand above his plate of Paleo Rabbit Cacciatore and Meatballs with Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Keepin’ it classy. ;)
It took a little bit of research to figure out what to do with the rabbit but it was totally worth the time. You see, I had never cooked rabbit before this meal but thanks to the help of the interwebs I found this fantastic reference and it was clear sailing from there.
Once I knew how to cut up a rabbit then I decided I wanted to cook it in tomato sauce.
Then I looked at what else I had and decided that mashed sweet potatoes and meatballs would make the Paleo Rabbit Cacciatore a complete meal.
Typically I would share the recipe for just Paleo Rabbit Cacciatore but I decided this time to share how I prepared this entire meal.
While I was in the middle of cooking, Jeff’s parents stopped by to say Happy Birthday to Dave. When Jeff’s mom asked what I was making, I felt bad saying rabbit because not only is she an animal lover and a vegetarian, she also has two pet bunnies at home.
If you’ve never tried rabbit, I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s not really an every day dish. It’s similar in flavor to chicken but the bones are quite petite and delicate to handle.
Broaden your horizons with a little rabbit on your plate. Look in the freezer section of your grocery store, seek out a farm near you or order online. This here wascally wabbit came from U.S. Wellness Meats. :)