Bacon wrapped Rabbit

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by irishteabear, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The other day we were at a local butcher and they had rabbits in the freezer. It's been about 25 years since I've had rabbit so i picked one up. After it thawed in the fridge for a couple of days I sprinkled it with my BIL's bbq seasoning and wrapped it in bacon, then in cheesecloth because they are so lean. I moistened the cheesecloth and then smoked it along with the bacon chicken breasts.



    It was smoked at 275 for 3 hours with pecan.



    It was good. My one son who would try it said he liked it but it did kind of taste like chicken. lol

    I will pick the meat from the carcass tomorrow and freeze it for future use.
     
  2. dacfan

    dacfan Smoke Blower

    My grandma makes a rabbit in red wine sauce stew that is wonderful. Did the rabbit turn out juicy? It sure looks tasty.
     
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, it was moist and juicy. It turned out well. [​IMG]
     
  4. bw0529

    bw0529 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. have not had rabbit in over 30 years. coyotes cleaned them all out here.[​IMG]
     
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I haven't had domestic rabbit for years. We usually have a lot of cottontails in the freezer, but didn't get to hunt them yet this year. Yours looks so good, I'm raring to go now! Thanks for the Qview.
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm.. I love rabbit too. Used to raise meat rabbits, they are so tasty! Looks great Dawn!
     
  7. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeeet!
     
  8. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Only had it fried in the chow hall when I was in the Air Force.
     
  9. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like it turned out great Dawn[​IMG]
     
  10. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great Dawn,
    When my parents got married, my grama raised rabbits so slautered a bunch of them for the reception. I guess all attending thought they were eating chicken. lol
     
  11. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for your compliments, everyone. It came out really well. Moist and juicy. [​IMG]
     
  12. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That is some good looking rabbit. I haven't had rabbit since I was a kid.
     
  13. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great...never had a smoked one...I'll have to change that!!
    Nice job Dawn!!
    [​IMG]
     
  14. sixpack

    sixpack Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

     
  15. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lol, and it was delicious! [​IMG]
     
  16. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shoot me now, shoot me now!!![​IMG]
     
  17. Did it have one foot still attached when you purchased it.
    Just kidding around.LOL[​IMG]
     
  18. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Duck Season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    ya, looks great. points. i raise domestics. got one thawed in the fridge for tonight. had about 65 this summer. down to 7 breeders now. about to fire up the breeding program now so ill have some fresh fryers this spring.
     
  20. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a real nice looking smoke ya had yourself, Dawn. I've not tried pecan on chicken yet, how does it taste compared to cherry or hickory?
     

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