Conejo a la cazadora is Hunter’s Rabbit. It uses only a few ingredients, and is very simple to prepare. Oh yes.. and although it contains two different alcoholic drinks, it is still safe for kids as the alcohol evaporates during cooking… leaving behind a gorgeous flavour. Enjoy it with what’s left from the bottle of wine, and perhaps some of the brandy too!
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- One medium sized rabbit, washed, dried and chopped into large pieces. Your local butcher will prepare this for you if you ask them nicely.
- One small onion, finely diced
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped… or crushed
- A small fistful of chopped chorizo or bacon
- 100m of tomato sauce (the canned stuff, not ketchup) or… 1 large tomato, fairly finely chopped
- A good drizzle of olive oil for frying – about 4 tablespoons
- A good glug of brandy
- A good glug of wine (red or white… up to you. You’re going to be polishing off the bottle anyway… so suit yourself)
- Quarter teaspoon each of thyme and parsley
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- Put the olive oil into a large saucepan and pop onto a medium heat
- Lob in the onion and sweat until translucent
- Add the garlic and cook for a further minute or so
- Add the diced chorizo or bacon bits and cook for a couple of minutes
- Throw in the rabbit pieces and cook until it’s well sauteéd
- Add the boozy stuff and cook until it reduces by about a third
- Now pop in the tomato, a sprinkle each of salt and pepper. Stir well
- If it’s a little dry, add a tablespoon or two of water
- Cover, turn the heat down to low… and cook until the rabbit is tender. The time will depend on how low you have the heat. I like to have the heat as low as possible, and forget about it for about an hour
- Serve hot!
This is lovely with patatas a la pobre, sautéed mushrooms and/ or mash.
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.