I killed Thumper! Well bought him and cooked him anyway! Rabbit is a nice alternative to chicken (you can swap them in recipes, so if you can't get rabbit use chicken - but equally try using rabbit in your favourit chicken recipes) it's nice & lean and nice & cheap - I pay £3 ish for a whole one in the market which does 3-4 portions. An easy recipe which is a good summer sunday alternative to a full on roast - the left overs are good too. Serves 3-4.
1 rabbit (or small-medium free range chicken), jointed
1 aubergine, cut into chunks
1 red pepper, cut into chunks
10 small new potatoes
8 cloves of garlic, unpeeled
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 large courgette, cut into chunks
Good pinch of thyme
1 lemon, cut into 8
100ml dry white wine
Preheat the oven to 200c
Put the rabbit & vegetables in a roasting dish in a ingle layer.
Pour over some olive oil and then mix everything with your hands until everything is shiny.
Sprinkle over the thyme, some salt and pepper and add the lemon wedges before mixing again.
Sprinkle over 50ml of the wine and roast for 45 minutes , hecking occasionally and adding more wine if it is drying out.
Serve with a greem salad and some bread to mop up the juices.
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