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Rabbit And Apricots With Cracked Wheat

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Ingredients
  Rabbit 3 1⁄4 Pound, dressed and cut into pieces (1.5 Kilogram)
  Fruity olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Onions 1 Pound, thinly sliced (500 Grams)
  Honey 1 Teaspoon
  Celery top stalks and leaves 6 , chopped
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Mountain Variety)
  Bay leaf 1 , crumbled
  Ground coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Masthi/1 tablespoon mastiha liquor / 1 tablespoon ouzo 2 , pulverized with mortar and pestle
  Dried apricots 6 Ounce, soaked overnight in 3/4 pint water, then pureed in a blender with a little of the soaking water (175 Grams)
  Scorthostoumbi 1 Tablespoon (Garlic Vinegar)
  Cracked wheat 2 Tablespoon (Pilgouri, To Serve)
Directions

In a heavy frying-pan (which must not be aluminium) heat 3 tablespoons olive oil and brown the rabbit pieces on all sides.
Remove the rabbit.
Add the remaining tablespoon of oil.
Fry the onions gently until translucent.
Stir in the honey, celery, thyme, bay leaf, coriander, pepper, salt and mastiha powder or liquor.
Add the apricot pulp, season and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Return the rabbit pieces to the pan with any-escaped juices, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the scorthostoumbi, with a little water if necessary.
Cover and continue simmering for 30-35 minutes -until tender.
Serve with pligouri, cracked wheat.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Interest: 
Healthy

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