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Baked Rabbit

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Baked Rabbit

Baked Rabbit - Uncomplicated oven feast with a Mediterranean flair

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40 min.
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Nutritional values

Fresh from the oven, impressive quantities of vitamins are put on the table: nerve-strengthening niacin, blood-forming B12 and the "eye vitamin" A. And stress certainly doesn't stand a chance at this wonderful guest or festive meal: meat, potatoes and vegetables are cooked together in the spicy brew.

Delicious with: fresh farmhouse bread to top off the delicious soup and a mixed leaf salad with lemon-garlic-olive oil dressing and fresh herbs.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie620 kcal(30 %)
Protein75 g(77 %)
Fat16 g(14 %)
Carbohydrates38 g(25 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage10.5 g(35 %)
Vitamin A1.9 mg(238 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E3.4 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin30.1 mg(251 %)
Vitamin B₆1.2 mg(86 %)
Folate81 μg(27 %)
Pantothenic acid2.1 mg(35 %)
Biotin8.8 μg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁₂20.2 μg(673 %)
Vitamin C39 mg(41 %)
Potassium1,741 mg(44 %)
Calcium119 mg(12 %)
Magnesium116 mg(39 %)
Iron10.3 mg(69 %)
Iodine33 μg(17 %)
Zinc4.2 mg(53 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.6 g
Uric acid596 mg
Cholesterol227 mg
Development of this recipe:


3 onions (about 150 grams)
2 garlic cloves
1 small lemon
4 carrots (about 600 grams)
2 ⅕ lbs small waxy potatoes
1 Rabbit (about 1.2 kg divided by the butcher into 8 pieces)
4 Tbsps olive oil
1 ¼ cups chicken stock
2 sprigs thyme
3 bay leaves
2 allspice
2 Tbsps Caper
1 bunch Basil
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Large knife, 1 Peeler, 1 medium-sized Roasting pan (with lid), 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Measuring cups

Preparation steps

Baked Rabbit preparation step 1

Peel onions and garlic. Halve onions and cut into wedges. Cut garlic into thin slices.

Baked Rabbit preparation step 2

Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and cut into thin slices.

Baked Rabbit preparation step 3

Peel carrots and potatoes. Halve potatoes lengthwise and cut carrots into slices.

Baked Rabbit preparation step 4

Trim excess fat from the rabbit parts along with the skin, as desired, and season the meat with salt and pepper.

Baked Rabbit preparation step 5

Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a roasting pan and cook the rabbit pieces until golden brown on both sides, then remove from pan. 

Baked Rabbit preparation step 6

Add the remaining oil to the pan. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent, then add lemon slices and cook briefly, until softened. Add carrots and potatoes and cook, stirring, until combined, then season with salt and pepper. Pour in stock and bring to a boil, then cook until reduced, 3-5 minutes. 

Baked Rabbit preparation step 7

Rinse thyme, shake dry, pluck leaves and add to the pan along with the bay leaves, allspice berries and capers, stirring to combine. Return rabbit to pan. Cover and bake on the middle rack of preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 325°F) until rabbit is cooked through and vegetables are very tender, about 50 minutes.

Baked Rabbit preparation step 8

Rinse basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and cut into fine strips. Remove pan from the oven and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with basil and serve immediately.