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danro

Free meat!!

I can't believe it has not been mentioned (apart from as dog food.. )

We eat bunnies.. curried, stewed, roasted, sausages (with belly pork), BBQed, fahitas oh the list goes on... basically anything you can do with chicken, you can do with bunny.

Then there is wood pigeon Yum Yum - an excellent and underrated meat

and squirrel - superb!!
BETTER than bunny, chicken, woody, beef and pork..
It is too good to share - honestly.

We also eat a fair bit of pheasant - we are given it in return for the bunnies we share with friends - what goes around comes a round I guess


So if you are strapped for cash go out and get a bunny or two, many hunters give it away!


HTH
Danro
bodger

You're talking to a convert danro, I love rabbit. Actually, I'm not a convert, because I've always loved it.
I've made some rabbit sausage but you do need a bit of fatty pork in the mix, otherwise the sausages will be very dry.

I agree, bunny is a much underated meat.
milton

Strange isn't it - if you asked 100 people would they eat Rabbit the majority would go green.

We lived on Rabbit when I was a kid, Dad had a rifle and didn't have a lot of money - so he shot Rabbits.

I think Mixy put a lot of people off but the place is still alive with perfectly healthy Rabbits.

I noticed on Masterchef the other night that they had Rabbit on the menu - and it seemed very popular - but I would think that was farmed Rabbit.
debbie

we have wild rabbit a lot - and more pheasant in the freezer than anything ele.  haven't tried eating squirel yet but we do skin them when simon shoots them and cure the skins
bodger

When Pilsbury came to visit us the other week from London, I was absolutely gob smacked when he told me that the going rate for a bunny in our capital city was eight quid a piece.
debbie

Pilsbury

thats about it, in towns ad citys there is really no free meat to be had, no going out in the parks with a rifle, no snares or traps and certianly no road kill, finding fruit and leaves to forage is hard to do and no chance to catch fish or crayfish in gernral, if we want food we have to travel or buy it at high prices unless its the 2 chicken wings and chips for 1 or a 9 inch pizza with 2 toppings for 1
and they wonder why kids here are fed rubbish...
lottie

Anybody with a back yard can keep meat rabbits. My kids were raised on a lot of rabbit--very high quality lean protein, and the kids foraged a large part of the food for them and I grew the rest. My 3 boys are 6'6" and the girls are 5'8" and 5'10" and all pretty bright and I'm not that tall or bright so rabbit must be good,cheap stuff.
Pilsbury

lottie wrote:
Anybody with a back yard can keep meat rabbits. My kids were raised on a lot of rabbit--very high quality lean protein, and the kids foraged a large part of the food for them and I grew the rest. My 3 boys are 6'6" and the girls are 5'8" and 5'10" and all pretty bright and I'm not that tall or bright so rabbit must be good,cheap stuff.


except my neighbours reported me to the enviromental health for not weeding my 2x 1 meter beds as i was attracting vermin, i have 3 cats so no mice near by but the EHO still had to come round and inspect and then give me a letter about how to discourage pests, I have an advanced food hygine qualification and plenty of experiance in pests but still.....
lottie

Rabbits are "pets" make no noise and no smell if kept clean--one buck and two does would produce a lot of meat in a year[I kept more when the kids were home]. I can't imagine why anybody even listened to your neighbours you weren't doing anything wrong.
Stanley

Diced rabbit 7 a pound at a butchers in the cathedral quarter at Lincoln!
Did I buy any? No, but I did look at the crocodile!
Captain_Dingbat

Stanley wrote:
Diced rabbit 7 a pound at a butchers in the cathedral quarter at Lincoln!
Did I buy any? No, but I did look at the crocodile!


I've got a rabbit in my freezer you could have Stanley....!

After my last efforts with a machete, I've given it up!

I'm useless....

bodger

I'll be coming home with lots of Maltese rabbit recipe ideas. The people in Malta love their rabbit but mostly the tame variety.

http://www.google.com.mt/#hl=en&a...l=&oq=&fp=f1bfc17aa479c03

We had rabbit fried in garlic the other night and it was to die for.

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