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Author Notes: This recipe was a part of our traditional New Year's Eve menu for many years. It's awesome hot and cold. Protein source has a secondary importance here, you can substitute turkey or chicken for rabbit. Get some nice crusty bread ready for sauce dipping, else I can't guarantee your fingers' safety :) - Eat Already!
- 1 young rabbit, cut into serving portions, or 2-3 lbs of boneless chicken or turkey thigh
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter for browning the meat
- 1 cup chicken stock or white wine, divided in half
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 very large bunch of fresh dill weed, finely chopped
- Cut up the meat, season liberally with salt and pepper, set aside for about 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle flour over the meat pieces and turn to coat all over.
- Melt butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium/high heat, until lightly brown and bubbly.
- Drop the meat pieces into the butter and brown on all sides until golden and no raw sides are showing anywhere. Add 1/2 cup of wine or stock and scrape the bottom of the skillet with a spatula to deglaze. Stir well.
- When the wine is almost out, add the remaining wine or stock, sour cream, garlic, and all but a handful of chopped dill. Stir very well until smooth and creamy.
- Reduce heat to simmer. Taste for salt and adjust if necessary.
- Cover snugly and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until meat is tender. Add remaining dill, stir once and serve.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Fresh Herbs