Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rabbit stew

My colleague went ferreting for rabbits a few weeks ago.

He is not much of a meat eater so he gave me one of the rabbits. I was initially very excited about making something delicious with it and had planned to cook the rabbit the evening I got it.

However, upon seeing the skinned carcass, I got a bit squeamish and popped it into the freezer, where it has sat...until now.

Today, I got up early, found a recipe with a nice picture (see below) and went to Woollies to buy the ingredients.
I got home, took the carcass out of the fridge, and took it out of bag to defrost.

I immediately started to retch.

I'm such a wuss. It's weird. I have no problem chopping up whole chickens or ducks but I think the rabbit just looks too mammalian. I guess I am too accustomed to getting my meat from the supermarket, already processed and looking less like whole animals.

Anyhow, the contorted rabbit carcass is sitting in the sink. I'm going to have to chop it up and cook it – whether I like it or not.


Anonymous said...

So as you get to work with the cleaver, don't think about how cute they are as they hop along and how lovely and soft their fur is. Buon appitito.

Victor said...

They are just too cute AdRad. I’d never knowingly eaten rabbit until our visit to Malta a year ago. Although it tasted fine I felt a little squeamish at the thought of just eating it. I doubt I could ever cut one up.

Adaptive Radiation said...

It tasted weird. I don't think I'll be cooking wild rabbit ever again.