Rabbit with Green Olives and Lemon Confit

Our personal menu usually contains a huge variety of dishes!  From Asian to traditional French and Belgian cuisines, as well as vegetarian, fish and meat dishes, we love them all!

rabbit with lemon

Rabbit is one ingredient that adds to this variety, and besides offering variety, rabbit is very healthy too. Today we are adding a hint of the Mediterranean by serving rabbit with green olives and lemon. The addition of a marinade and a slow braising technique is perfect for this lean meat.  Cooking all ingredients together in one pan results in intensified flavours and tender meat which falls off the bone.

For those who prefer a substitute the rabbit, chicken or turkey breasts are good options.

Related: Lemon confit recipe

rabbit with lemon

Rabbit with green olives and lemon Confit

Rabbit is one ingredient that adds to variety of menu and this recipe has an added hint of the Mediterranean by serving it with green olives and lemon.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Meat & Poultry
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 people
Calories 511 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)




Marinate the rabbit legs

  • Cut the lemon confit into strips and rinse with cold water.
    Peel and cut the garlic cloves into sticks.
    Mix all ingredients for the marinade and rub onto the rabbit legs.
    Leave it for 30 minutes.
    marinating rabbit
  • Peel the potatoes and divide into equal quarters. Use a paring knife to carve the potatoes into big olive shaped forms. This is called ‘tourner’ in French culinary terms.
    Peel and chop the onion.
    turning potatoes

Cook the rabbit

  • Warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil over a medium heat and sauté the rabbit legs and potatoes until golden brown.
    sauteing rabbit and potatoes
  • Add the chopped onion and cook for 3-4 minutes.
    sauteing rabbit with potatoes
  • Add the remaining marinade together with the green olives.
    adding olives to rabbit
  • Pour the chicken stock into the pan and braise for 25-30 minutes under cover or until the rabbit is soft and tender.
    adding stock to rabbit
  • Season to taste and serve with fresh coriander.
    rabbit with lemon

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 511kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 46gFat: 31gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 644mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 7mg
Keyword lemon, olives, rabbit
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