Rabbit Stew with Olives

    1 hour 15 minutes

    You can substitute any meat you like in this spicy stew, but the traditional is rabbit. Serve with rice and a salad. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (1 1/2 kg) rabbit, cleaned and cut into pieces
    • 2 1/2 cups (625ml) water
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 green capsicum, chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon saffron powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 250g tomato pasta sauce or passata
    • 450g potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) dry white wine
    • 1/4 cup capers, drained
    • 1 cup (165g) raisins
    • 1/4 cup chopped green olives
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
    • 1 (300g) tin baby peas, drained

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Place the rabbit pieces in a deep frypan or casserole dish over medium heat along with the onion, garlic and green capsicum. Season with saffron, cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice and the bay leaf. Pour the water over all. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
    2. Add the potatoes and cook for about 20 more minutes, until tender. Add the raisins, capers, white wine, tomato pasta sauce, olives and olive oil. Simmer for about 5 more minutes. Finally, stir in the peas and remove from the heat.

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    I used rabbit and this was a sensational dish. The savoury flavour was enhanced by the sweetness of the raisins. I think it would also be excellent with chicken. Try this recipe you won't be disappointed.  -  14 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great recipe. I seared the rabbit meat with the spices before adding the water to boil. It makes the meat hold up better. Delicious! Workes great with any white meat poultry, too. Gracias!  -  21 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very comforting and tasty. The family loved this dish and really raved about it. I used chicken instead of rabbit...the only request they made was that next time I use boneless chicken (they are so spoiled!). I will be making this again and again.  -  07 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)