Casserole of Rabbit In Red Wine.

Serves 4.


  • 50g (2oz) butter.
  • 2 tblsp of oil.
  • 1 Spanish onion, peeled and diced.
  • 75g (3oz) streaky bacon, rinded and chopped.
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed.
  • 1 rabbit, jointed.
  • Seasoned flour.
  • 300ml red wine.
  • 300ml stock.
  • Bouquet garni.
  • 12 prunes (if liked).
  • Salt and pepper.


  1. Preheat oven to 160C, 325F, gas mark 3.
  2. Melt the butter and oil in a large saucepan and add the vegetables, bacon and garlic.
  3. Fry gently, stirring until pale brown.
  4. Transfer the vegetables and bacon to an ovenproof dish using a slotted spoon.
  5. Dip the rabbit joints in the seasoned flour and fry them in the saucepan until lightly browned, then add them to the casserole.
  6. Pour in the wine and stock, add the bouquet garni and prunes and cover.
  7. Cook in hot oven.
  8. Remove the rabbit joints to serving dish and keep warm.
  9. Check the sauce for seasoning, remove the bouquet garni and pour the sauce over the rabbit.  
  10. To serve: Sprigs of parsley and croutons. Serve with brussel sprouts and creamed potatoes.