Smoking rabbits

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by treym64, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. treym64

    treym64 Smoke Blower

    I now have five rabbits in my freezer and I wanting to smoke them, what wood would you use and why
    I am going to put rabbits in a gumbo with some shrimp
     
  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would use a strong wood like hickory or mesquite so the smoke flavor comes out in the gumbo.
     
  3. sipp

    sipp Fire Starter

    My garden was getting hammered so I did the vegetable=meat conversion.
    I brined them first then smoked them for a couple hours. Then I pulled the meat off the bones and braised with demiglaze and wild dehydrated mushrooms/shallots.
    After that i added some heavy cream and reduced. The final product was stuffed into cooked potatoe skins for a wild game feast attended.it was a big hit.
    I recomend brineing first.
     
  4. treym64

    treym64 Smoke Blower

    What about mixing hickory with fruit wood which wood would you use.
    Do you think good idea
     
  5. sipp

    sipp Fire Starter

    my kid has a nut allergy so I stay away from the nut tree wood. I like apple for most things.
     
  6. treym64

    treym64 Smoke Blower

    Does Apple and hickory sound good
     
  7. sipp

    sipp Fire Starter

    I think it sounds great.
     
  8. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sure! Have you looked at any of the bacon covered rabbit smokes on here? I've been thinking of getting the box trap out and smoking a few myself.
     
  9. treym64

    treym64 Smoke Blower

    No I have not yet
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    treym64 Smoke Blower

     
  12. treym64

    treym64 Smoke Blower

    1/4 lb burger with bacon wrapped duck kabobs
     

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