This roasted rabbit recipe may be my favorite way to prepare a whole rabbit. Making it in the solar oven is even better!
We processed one of your grow outs 2 days ago. I decided instead of putting it in freezer camp, I would marinate it. There is nothing like raising your own small livestock – farm to table. Whether you raise meat rabbits or just looking for a good rabbit recipe, I think this roast rabbit will be just the ticket.
Slow Roasted Rabbit in the All American Sun Oven
I used my All American Sun Oven but you can prepare this in a regular oven. It won’t be nearly as cool…but that’s ok. 😉 When slow roasting in your oven you’ll want to lower the temp to 200 – 225 and roast until the rabbit reaches an internal temp of 160 degrees.
Roasted Rabbit Ingredients
I had a 3 – 3.5 lbs young rabbit to roast and started with a simple, but delicious, marinade.
Roasted Rabbit – Marinade Ingredients
6 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice from 2 lemons
3 – 4 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs (removed from stem)
4 Cloves of Minced Garlic
1 Large (or 2 small) Minced Shallot
Freshly Ground Pepper & Sea Salt to taste
- Mix the marinade in the small bowl.
- Make sure to rinse your rabbit thoroughly and pat dry.
- Put the rabbit in a gallon zip lock bag and pour marinade over it.
- Seal the bag and then gently work the marinade around the rabbit so it is all covered.
- Put into the refrigerator for about 2 hours
Once the rabbit is marinaded you’ll want to pre-heat your sun oven while you prepare the rabbit for roasting. Put it in your pan (I’m using the Sun Oven enamel pan) and pour your marinade over it. Cover and put it in your Sun Oven.
I checked the oven positioning every 30 minutes or so and it maintained a temp of 325.
I allowed mine to roast for about 5 hours. The beauty of the Sun Oven is no burning up – similar to a crockpot the meat cooks slowly and is filled with juices. BUT unlike a crock the outside is golden brown. You don’t have to cook it this long, just make sure your rabbit has an internal temp of at least 160 degrees .
The meat was falling off the bone! I served my roasted rabbit with steamed baby carrots and sauteed spinach. The flavor was amazing. Delish!
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