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Rabbit with Tarragon Sauce Recipe

Rabbit with Tarragon Sauce Recipe

Golden rabbit pieces covered in a savory herbed gravy make this a satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs main dish. One of my favorite herbs, tarragon, provides subtle flavor that goes so well with rabbit. -Yvonne Kessler, Pangman, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 rabbits (2 to 2-1/2 pounds each), cut up
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • 1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine flour, tarragon, salt and pepper. Add the rabbit pieces, one at a time, and shake well. In a large skillet, melt butter; add oil. Saute the rabbit pieces, a few at a time, until browned. Add broth; cover and simmer for 50-60 minute or until tender. thicken the pan juices if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 265 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 755mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"Excellent! quick, easy, and very tasty. The rabbit can be dry so watch your cooking time on it. I could easily see substituting chicken in this recipe as well."

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