Make Ahead

Rabbit Braised in Sour Cream and Horseradish Sauce

March 29, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 3-6
Author Notes

When I so the theme of this week contest, to my mined came a picture of my mom in the kitchen crying while gridding horseradish. She always prepared every thing from scratch.
This recipe can be also used for braising poultry.

What You'll Need
  • • 1 Rabbit (4 Pounds, cut in 6 portions)
  • • 2 medium shallots (diced)
  • • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • • Salt, fresh ground black pepper
  • • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • • 1 tablespoon whitevine or champagne vinegar
  • • 2 cups chicken stock
  • • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • • 2 tablespoons fresh Horseradish (grinded)
  • • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme.
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. 1. Clean, wash and cut the Rabbit first along the spine then in 6 portions (3 from each side).2. Dry each portion with paper towel.3. Salt and pepper both sides. 4. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet. 5. Brown the rabbit parts evenly on both sides.6. Transfer to a Dutch oven or heavy pot.7. In the same skillet, on medium flame sauté shallots and horseradish, then in about 10 minutes add garlic and cook another minute8. Stir in the vinegar. 9. Mix in flour and cook constantly stirring.10. When the flour is completely absorbed add slowly hot chicken stock.11. With a wooden spoon scrape all the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.12. Cook until thickened, add sour cream, thyme and bring to a simmer, Taste to adjust the seasonings.13. Pour the sauce over the rabbit, cover the pot, and transfer to oven.14. Cook for one hour or as long as needed for the meat to be very soft.
  3. Serve over rice or buttered noodles. It is also very tasty over sour cream mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables. Garnish with chopped herbs and green peas (quickly sautéed in a little butter and lemon juice).

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Rmadievsky
  • Kukla
  • Greenstuff
  • aargersi

7 Reviews

Rmadievsky April 3, 2011
This sounds great! Can't wait to try it
Kukla April 2, 2011
Greenstuff! Thank you for the comment.
Rhubarb is very sour; I don’t think it is going to work in savory.
Try my recipe "Anise Rhubarb Compote". Make the syrup with just 1 tablespoon of honey.
You can also convert this recipe to Chutney by sautéing some diced shallots in butter, and then adding rhubarb, honey, orange zest and orange sections.
Tank’s again. Enjoy!
Greenstuff April 3, 2011
Thanks, I have a lot of rhubarb experience, and it can really work in savory dishes, but it can also be tricky. It has occurred to me to make it a compote or chutney on the side. I'll check out your suggestion. Thanks again.
Greenstuff April 4, 2011
A quick update--rabbit and rhubarb are REALLY good together. Who would've thought it1
Greenstuff April 2, 2011
Just came home with a rabbit and was casting about for something new... I also came home with some beautiful rhubarb, which I was hoping to incorporate into something savory instead of sweet. I'm thinking it might complement horseradish pretty well; what do you think? (I leave the ribs on too.)
aargersi March 29, 2011
Yum - I love rabbit, this may be this year's Easter Dinner! Do you cut the ribs off or leave them on?
Kukla March 30, 2011
Thak You.
I leave the ribs on. The meat on the ribs is succulent .
Bon Appetite!