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Do you prefer your rabbit to taste like rabbit?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby a7736100 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:47 am


I used to cook them with just a bit of salt and they taste and smell like rabbit. Now a little spice will cover the rabbit smell and taste. Slow cooking it with a sauce and you wouldn't be able to tell the kind of meat it is.

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby ladysown » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:28 pm


me..I just want it well cooked. :)
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby TF3 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:21 am


I'm still new to eating it.
I eat it happily in jambalaya or stew or something where it is just standing in as protein.
I still have trouble with straight up rabbit~ and it is silly.
But there is a smell and a slight taste and texture difference from chicken (and honestly, why is chicken the baseline?!LOL).
I had to cook and freeze a bunch lately (long story) and even in the crock pot with BBQ sauce I couldn't handle that meat, maybe the cooking/freezing made it stronger.

I will get better at cooking it and eating it, I'm sure!
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby MaggieJ » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:06 am


I like the taste of rabbit meat. People compare it to chicken, but it really isn't all that similar, except in its versatility. Lori, you might want to try it wrapped in bacon or cooked with apple (or apple juice) and your favourite herb.

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby TF3 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:56 pm


Oh! I will!
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby Zass » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:54 pm


My family has noticed some kind of gland or node in the fat deposits of all 4 legs (similar to where you would find them in most other mammals I've processed.) They insist I remove those, and that makes the rabbit tastier. I'm not really sure, but it has become a habit to remove.

Other than that, yeah, rabbit is good tasting like rabbit. Ground rabbit is especially appreciated for it's own taste. I'd eat it over ground chicken any day.

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby Rabbitdog » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:06 pm


Zass wrote:My family has noticed some kind of gland or node in the fat deposits of all 4 legs (similar to where you would find them in most other mammals I've processed.) They insist I remove those, and that makes the rabbit tastier. I'm not really sure, but it has become a habit to remove.


What???
Could you post a pic?

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Post Number:#8  Unread postby Zass » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:31 pm


Rabbitdog wrote:
Zass wrote:My family has noticed some kind of gland or node in the fat deposits of all 4 legs (similar to where you would find them in most other mammals I've processed.) They insist I remove those, and that makes the rabbit tastier. I'm not really sure, but it has become a habit to remove.


What???
Could you post a pic?


Certainly, if I can remember when I process next. :D

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Post Number:#9  Unread postby wamplercathy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:19 pm


I love it fried. But I am a Southern girl and fried is always best for any food. :P :lol: :lol:

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Post Number:#10  Unread postby dayna » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:28 pm


Drool! Love rabbit and love rabbit taste.

My favorite is a quick cook in mustard. YUM

I love rabbit to be the star of the show, I prefer to use old roosters in anything stew-ish.

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Post Number:#11  Unread postby imajpm » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:06 pm


My favorite is rabbit enchiladas. Mmmm those were the best enchiladas I ever tasted!

I am not really sure what rabbits taste like. I mean they taste different but rabbitty? I dunno what that means. They are delicious! I really like the texture too. Oddly enough since we started raising our own chickens I can hardly stand the taste of them, unless they are stewed and well spiced. I prefer rabbit.

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Post Number:#12  Unread postby karebru » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:10 pm


I tasted rabbit a few times when I was a kid. Other than that, I'm pretty new to the experience. I've only cooked it a few times since starting to raise them. It seems to me that rabbit has an even milder flavor than chicken. The stock we've made from rabbit carcasses has almost been disappointing. Maybe it's the fat content, or lack there of... "Fat is flavor."
Anyhow, rabbit does NOT taste like chicken. It tastes like rabbit. But I can't imagine ever describing it as, "gamy".
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Post Number:#13  Unread postby Nyctra » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:41 am


Zass wrote:My family has noticed some kind of gland or node in the fat deposits of all 4 legs (similar to where you would find them in most other mammals I've processed.) They insist I remove those, and that makes the rabbit tastier. I'm not really sure, but it has become a habit to remove.

That's funny - when I'm shredding the meat, I just pop those bits in my mouth and carry on. :lol: It's one of my more favorite random blobs of "fat." I've never noticed anything off about them. Or maybe I have lower standards than I thought.

I rarely do anything fancy with my rabbit. Baked with bacon's good, but I usually just bake it with a little season salt or else boil it for anything that calls for shredded meat like burritos or pie. :? For the most part, I prefer it over chicken, so I guess I do like my rabbit to taste like rabbit.

(Just realized this is an oldish thread...Karebru, I blame you! :whistle: )

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Post Number:#14  Unread postby karebru » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:47 am


Nyctra wrote:(Just realized this is an oldish thread...Karebru, I blame you! :whistle: )


What?... 5 months is old? :-o :oops: :wink:
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Post Number:#15  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:28 am


I also like the taste of rabbit, I think it is a shame to cover it up with too much BBQ sauce... My family also likes rabbit flavor, -- but- when first introduced to rabbit some were not impressed with the flavor at all, -- so maybe it is an acquired taste. I was raised with rabbit as a staple food, - so I could not even imagine someone not enjoying it.,
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