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rabbit withdates & apricots gratinéed w/emmantaler

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Lori Loucas (JostLori)
San Diego

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

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For rabbit withdates & apricots gratinéed w/emmantaler

  • 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 md
    rabbits, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 md
    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

  • 1
    Soak the dates, apricots and thyme in the white white for about 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • 2
    Preheat the oven to 160° C (325° F). Dredge the pieces of rabbit in flour. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    In a large cocotte or Dutch oven, brown the rabbit pieces in butter. Add the shallot and continue cooking for several minutes.
  • 4
    Add the broth and the mixture of dates, apricots and white wine. Cook for about 1 hour or until the rabbit is cooked.
  • 5
    Remove 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.
  • 6
    Return 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.
  • 7
    Serve with green and yellow beans sautéed in butter.

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