Marinated Rabbit


Here's a marinated rabbit that could also be cooked on the barbecue, with roasted potatoes and corn-on-the-cob. Preparation time, 30 minutes; Cooking time, 1 hour. Serves 4 to 6.

180 mL                   lemon juice                3/4 cup
15 mL                 grated lemon rind              1 tbsp
180 mL               olive or canola oil            3/4 cup
5 mL                        salt                      1 tsp
1 mL                    ground pepper               1/4 tsp
1 mL                   ground marjoram              1/4 tsp
30 mL                    brown sugar                 2 tbsp
60 mL                finely minced onion            1/4 cup
1                   clove garlic, minced                  1
1               dressed rabbit, about 1.5 kg              1

Mix first 9 ingredients to make marinade; place in a large shallow glass dish. Place rabbit in marinade, turning to coat all surfaces. Cover and marinate several hours or overnight, basting with marinade occasionally. Drain rabbit; reserving marinade. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, at 180°C (350°F) for 1 hour. While rabbit is roasting, bring marinade to a boil and keep warm. Use heated marinade for basting rabbit occasionally while roasting.

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