Rabbit withDates & Apricots Gratinéed w/Emmantaler

Lori Loucas


This is a French Canadian recipe that makes great use of game meats and one of Quebec's fine artisanal fromages.


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20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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3 oz
soft dates, halved (1/2 cup)
3 oz
dried apricots (1/2 cup)
1/2 c
white wine
1/2 tsp
fresh thyme
2 medium
rabbits, cut into pieces
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
1 medium
french shallot, chopped
1 c
beef broth
2 Tbsp
apricot jam
1 c
ancêtre emmental cheese, grated
salt & freshly ground pepper

How to Make Rabbit withDates & Apricots Gratinéed w/Emmantaler


  • 1Soak the dates, apricots and thyme in the white white for about 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • 2Preheat the oven to 160° C (325° F). Dredge the pieces of rabbit in flour. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3In a large cocotte or Dutch oven, brown the rabbit pieces in butter. Add the shallot and continue cooking for several minutes.
  • 4Add the broth and the mixture of dates, apricots and white wine. Cook for about 1 hour or until the rabbit is cooked.
  • 5Remove the rabbit pieces from the pot and keep warm. Reduce the cooking juices by half, for about 5 minutes. Add the apricot jam and continue cooking for about 5 minutes longer until thickened.
  • 6Return the rabbit pieces to the pot. Sprinkle with cheese; place under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes until the cheese is browned and bubbly.
  • 7Serve with green and yellow beans sautéed in butter.

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About Rabbit withDates & Apricots Gratinéed w/Emmantaler

Course/Dish: Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: Canadian
Hashtag: #Rabbit

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