Rabbit meat is lean and an excellent source of protein. Unlike some other game meats, it has a fine grain and a mild flavor. Grilling the rabbit is a tasty way to provide an entree or appetizer for your family. You can use rabbit in many of the same types of dishes as you would chicken meat. Fryer or young rabbits are preferable for grilling, because mature or roaster rabbits can be tough unless braised or baked. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends cooking rabbit to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
Things You'll Need
Marinate the rabbit meat for about 30 minutes to an hour in your favorite marinade. For a sweet, tangy marinade, use 1/4 cup each of lime juice and virgin olive oil and 2 tbsp. honey. Add salt and pepper and 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper. The lime juice tenderizes the meat, and the honey adds a sweet taste and enables the skin to brown on the grill.
Place the rabbit on a grill at low heat and turn it after 15 minutes.
Test the internal temperature of the rabbit meat after another 15 minutes. Remove the meat when it reaches 160 degrees F or the juices run clear.
Tips & Warnings
- Rabbit meat has little fat in it. It is important to marinate it before grilling or to brush it with melted butter, salt, pepper and any other seasoning you desire.
- Photo Credit rabbit image by Han van Vonno from Fotolia.com
Facts About Rabbit Meat
Rabbit meat is a highly nutritious type of meat that is sold throughout the year. In the United States, the types sold...
How to Prepare Wild Rabbit for a Meal
Our ancestors had no choice but to kill their own meat and prepare it for the table. Whether you kill it yourself...
- How to Tenderize Squirrel & Rabbit Meat
How to Cook Rabbit in the Crock Pot
Some people hunt their own rabbits, while others get gutted and cleaned rabbit from the grocery store. A lean animal with plenty...
All About Cooking & Eating Rabbit
Get basic information about rabbit and eating and learn this and more in this free cooking video about game taught by an...
How to Cut Rabbit for Cooking
Get tips on cutting rabbit and how to prepare rabbit to cook and learn this and more in this free cooking video...