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Provencale Rabbit In Tawny Port

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Ingredients
  Rabbit 3 Pound, cut into 8 to 10 serving pieces (Liver And Kidneys Reserved)
  Extra virgin olive oil 6 Tablespoon (1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), coarsely chopped
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme 2 Teaspoon
  Dried tarragon 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, coarsely ground
  Pitted prunes 12 Ounce (2 Cups)
  Onion 1 Large, halved and thinly sliced
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs), defatted
  Tawny port 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Medium)
  Red currant jelly 1 Tablespoon
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground
  Flat-leaf parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped (For Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash the rabbit pieces and dry them gently.
2) Remove the fat from kidneys and keep them aside.
3) In a large bowl, mix together 1/4 cup olive oil, garlic, vinegar, thyme, tarragon, and pepper.
4) Mix in prunes and rabbit along with kidneys and liver, tossing them well.
5) Marinate the mixture, covered, for 2 to 3 hours at room temperature or keep in refrigerator for a whole night.

MAKING
6) Take off the rabbit pieces, kidneys, and liver from the marinade and rub off excess marinade, saving it for later use.
7) In a large heavy casserole, over medium heat, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and sauté rabbit, liver and kidneys in it, in small batches, until they turn golden brown, tossing once or twice.
8) Keep them aside and then brown onion in the same casserole for about 2 minutes after reducing the heat.
9) Mix in flour and continue stir cooking for 2 minutes longer.
10) Pour in broth, port, and currant jelly and then cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes.
11) Mix in prunes and saved marinade and add in rabbit pieces and kidney, keeping the browned liver aside.
12) Partially cover and cook the rabbit for 20 minutes over low heat.
13) Take off the cover and again cook for 20 to 30 minutes more until the rabbit is soft.

FINALIZING
14) Slice the liver into small cubes and mix it with the ingredients in casserole.
15) Adjust seasonings.

SERVING
16) Decorate with chopped parsley and serve hot at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Browned
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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