• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Cured Rabbit

xjcamaro

Smoking Fanatic
313
13
Joined Mar 16, 2009
Has anyone cured rabbit meat? I have smoked plenty of rabbit, but my dad said a guy he works with brought in some cured rabbit, and he said it tasted like ham, and it was just in a bag and didnt need cooked. (although it might have been cooked prior) I was just wondering if anyone had any idea on how to cure rabbit meat. I have used TQ for bacon, would i just cure it the same way? Would i need to smoke it to certain temp, or just cold smoke, this is keeping in mind i dont want to have to cook it again, i just want to grab some and eat it.

Im almost thinking of curing it like bacon, 1/2 oz of TQ per lb of meat, or maybe it might be easier to put it in a TQ wet cure (liquid) then smoke it to 145-155*. Does that sound right?
 

bbally

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,099
45
Joined Aug 24, 2007
Has anyone cured rabbit meat? I have smoked plenty of rabbit, but my dad said a guy he works with brought in some cured rabbit, and he said it tasted like ham, and it was just in a bag and didnt need cooked. (although it might have been cooked prior) I was just wondering if anyone had any idea on how to cure rabbit meat. I have used TQ for bacon, would i just cure it the same way? Would i need to smoke it to certain temp, or just cold smoke, this is keeping in mind i dont want to have to cook it again, i just want to grab some and eat it.

Im almost thinking of curing it like bacon, 1/2 oz of TQ per lb of meat, or maybe it might be easier to put it in a TQ wet cure (liquid) then smoke it to 145-155*. Does that sound right?

 I have cured a lot of rabbit.  Comes out like ham.

Cured Rabbit Article
 
Last edited:

xjcamaro

Smoking Fanatic
313
13
Joined Mar 16, 2009
bbally....does my way of thinking of how to cure it sound ok? Or is there a way you do it that seems to work really good?
 

bbally

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,099
45
Joined Aug 24, 2007
bbally....does my way of thinking of how to cure it sound ok? Or is there a way you do it that seems to work really good?

 You need to PM shooterrick or bearcarver.  They know about TQ I don't have the experience with TQ to answer the question.
 
Last edited:

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
38,297
11,012
Joined Sep 12, 2009
Has anyone cured rabbit meat? I have smoked plenty of rabbit, but my dad said a guy he works with brought in some cured rabbit, and he said it tasted like ham, and it was just in a bag and didnt need cooked. (although it might have been cooked prior) I was just wondering if anyone had any idea on how to cure rabbit meat. I have used TQ for bacon, would i just cure it the same way? Would i need to smoke it to certain temp, or just cold smoke, this is keeping in mind i dont want to have to cook it again, i just want to grab some and eat it.

Im almost thinking of curing it like bacon, 1/2 oz of TQ per lb of meat, or maybe it might be easier to put it in a TQ wet cure (liquid) then smoke it to 145-155*. Does that sound right?

 I have cured a lot of rabbit.  Comes out like ham.

Cured Rabbit Article
Great link & article Bob, but I didn't see where any cure was used.

Bear
 

bbally

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,099
45
Joined Aug 24, 2007
Has anyone cured rabbit meat? I have smoked plenty of rabbit, but my dad said a guy he works with brought in some cured rabbit, and he said it tasted like ham, and it was just in a bag and didnt need cooked. (although it might have been cooked prior) I was just wondering if anyone had any idea on how to cure rabbit meat. I have used TQ for bacon, would i just cure it the same way? Would i need to smoke it to certain temp, or just cold smoke, this is keeping in mind i dont want to have to cook it again, i just want to grab some and eat it.

Im almost thinking of curing it like bacon, 1/2 oz of TQ per lb of meat, or maybe it might be easier to put it in a TQ wet cure (liquid) then smoke it to 145-155*. Does that sound right?

 I have cured a lot of rabbit.  Comes out like ham.

Cured Rabbit Article
Great link & article Bob, but I didn't see where any cure was used.

Bear

 Cure 1 used in the greek mixture I make for rabbit.  I wrote it back in 07 when very few wanted to know the details.
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
38,297
11,012
Joined Sep 12, 2009
Has anyone cured rabbit meat? I have smoked plenty of rabbit, but my dad said a guy he works with brought in some cured rabbit, and he said it tasted like ham, and it was just in a bag and didnt need cooked. (although it might have been cooked prior) I was just wondering if anyone had any idea on how to cure rabbit meat. I have used TQ for bacon, would i just cure it the same way? Would i need to smoke it to certain temp, or just cold smoke, this is keeping in mind i dont want to have to cook it again, i just want to grab some and eat it.

Im almost thinking of curing it like bacon, 1/2 oz of TQ per lb of meat, or maybe it might be easier to put it in a TQ wet cure (liquid) then smoke it to 145-155*. Does that sound right?

 I have cured a lot of rabbit.  Comes out like ham.

Cured Rabbit Article
Great link & article Bob, but I didn't see where any cure was used.

Bear

 Cure 1 used in the greek mixture I make for rabbit.  I wrote it back in 07 when very few wanted to know the details.
OOOPS---Ok, I thought about that, and I searched the Greek thing on the web---Didn't see any cure--Didn't know you had your own Greek mixture.

Thanks for straightening me out on that.

Bear
 

bbally

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,099
45
Joined Aug 24, 2007
Has anyone cured rabbit meat? I have smoked plenty of rabbit, but my dad said a guy he works with brought in some cured rabbit, and he said it tasted like ham, and it was just in a bag and didnt need cooked. (although it might have been cooked prior) I was just wondering if anyone had any idea on how to cure rabbit meat. I have used TQ for bacon, would i just cure it the same way? Would i need to smoke it to certain temp, or just cold smoke, this is keeping in mind i dont want to have to cook it again, i just want to grab some and eat it.

Im almost thinking of curing it like bacon, 1/2 oz of TQ per lb of meat, or maybe it might be easier to put it in a TQ wet cure (liquid) then smoke it to 145-155*. Does that sound right?

 I have cured a lot of rabbit.  Comes out like ham.

Cured Rabbit Article
Great link & article Bob, but I didn't see where any cure was used.

Bear

 Cure 1 used in the greek mixture I make for rabbit.  I wrote it back in 07 when very few wanted to know the details.
OOOPS---Ok, I thought about that, and I searched the Greek thing on the web---Didn't see any cure--Didn't know you had your own Greek mixture.

Thanks for straightening me out on that.

Bear
I will type it up and post it in another post so you can make, works wet or as a rub.
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
38,297
11,012
Joined Sep 12, 2009
Has anyone cured rabbit meat? I have smoked plenty of rabbit, but my dad said a guy he works with brought in some cured rabbit, and he said it tasted like ham, and it was just in a bag and didnt need cooked. (although it might have been cooked prior) I was just wondering if anyone had any idea on how to cure rabbit meat. I have used TQ for bacon, would i just cure it the same way? Would i need to smoke it to certain temp, or just cold smoke, this is keeping in mind i dont want to have to cook it again, i just want to grab some and eat it.

Im almost thinking of curing it like bacon, 1/2 oz of TQ per lb of meat, or maybe it might be easier to put it in a TQ wet cure (liquid) then smoke it to 145-155*. Does that sound right?
XJC,

I never did a wet TQ mix, and I think the rabbit being so variable in thickness would be a bad subject for a dry cure. The parts are from 1/8" thick up to about an inch & a half---right??

Actually I think the best way to cure a rabbit would be in a wet cure with one of the Cure #1 cures.

Bear
 

xjcamaro

Smoking Fanatic
313
13
Joined Mar 16, 2009
Ya your right, even after the way i cut the rabbit up (see my rabbit smokes) and the peices are not very big but i would have plenty of them, thats why i was thinking of a wet cure.
 

xjcamaro

Smoking Fanatic
313
13
Joined Mar 16, 2009
Im not sure if im going to do this or not, i just got to thinking about it. It all depends on how the rabbit hunting goes here in January and February. The fall was too warm and dry for decent rabbit hunting here. And after i smoked those last couple batches of rabbit i dont think anyone will let me do anything else with them! lol
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.