Roast Rabbit with Bacon and Juniper Berries

Roast Rabbit with Bacon and Juniper Berries


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Rabbit cooked with juniper berries and thyme in a French-style dish. You can also make this dish using chicken thighs.

Herbie's Spices New South Wales, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • 1 rabbit, jointed (or 500g chicken thighs)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 Herbie's Spices Juniper Berries
  • 8 rashers bacon
  • 2 teaspoons Herbie's Spices Thyme Leaves, Rubbed
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:4hours marinating  ›  Ready in:5hours10min 

  1. Put rabbit or chicken into a dish with oil and berries and marinate 3-4 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 180 degrees C. Remove joints from marinade.
  3. Lay the bacon rashers singly and place a piece of rabbit or chicken on each one, sprinkle with thyme, garlic and freshly-ground black pepper, and wrap bacon around.
  4. Pour the tomatoes into an ovenproof dish, place the parcels in a single layer and pour the marinade over.
  5. Roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes, basting once or twice. Cooking time will depend on your oven.

Additional Tips

Buy farmed rabbit, not wild, as it's more tender.

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