Here's a baked rabbit you can serve with the first green grapes of the season, along with some roasted ears of corn. Preparation time, 30 minutes; Cooking time, 2 hours. Serves 4 to 6.
1 fryer rabbit, cut up 1 6 grape leaves 6 or substitute 60 mL parsley 240 mL dry white wine 1 cup 15 mL lemon juice 1 tbsp 1 mL pepper 1/4 tsp 2 mL paprika 1/2 tsp 60 mL melted butter 1/4 cup 60 mL chopped green onions 1/4 cup 5 mL salt 1 tsp
Line casserole with grape leaves. Place rabbit pieces on grape leaves. Mix all remaining ingredients thoroughly and pour over rabbit. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour at 163°C (325°F).
Remove foil, turn rabbit pieces, increase heat to 180°C (350°F) and bake for 30 minutes, basting 2 or 3 times. Increase heat to 195°C (375°F) and bake an additional 30 minutes, basting frequently.
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