Cuban rabbit stew

    1 hour 15 min

    Rabbit is stewed together with sieved tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, spices, white wine and capers. An excellent way of using rabbit when in season. Serve with a side of salad and rice.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (1.35kg) rabbit, cleaned and cut into pieces
    • 600ml water
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon saffron
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 225g passata
    • 450g potatoes, peeled and quartered
    • 4 tablespoons dry white wine
    • 4 tablespoons capers, drained
    • 165g raisins
    • 4 tablespoons chopped green olives
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 (300g) tin garden peas, drained

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Place the rabbit pieces in a deep frying pan over medium heat along with the onion, garlic and green pepper. Season with saffron, cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice and the bay leaf. Pour the water over all. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
    2. Add the potatoes and cook for about 20 more minutes, until tender. Add the raisins, capers, white wine, passata, olives and olive oil. Simmer for about 5 more minutes. Finally, stir in the peas and remove from the heat.

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    I used rabbit and this was a sensational dish. The savoury flavour was enhanced by the sweetness of the raisins. I think it would also be excellent with chicken. Try this recipe you won't be disappointed.  -  14 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe. I seared the rabbit meat with the spices before adding the water to boil. It makes the meat hold up better. Delicious! Workes great with any white meat poultry, too. Gracias!  -  21 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very comforting and tasty. The family loved this dish and really raved about it. I used chicken instead of rabbit...the only request they made was that next time I use boneless chicken (they are so spoiled!). I will be making this again and again.  -  07 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)