Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Save Recipe Print
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Season the inside and outside of the rabbit with pepper, and set aside.

In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan heat 4 tablespoons of the lardo until smoking. Add the fennel and the garlic and cook over medium heat until softened and light brown, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the sausage and cook until just cooked, about 6 to 8 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Stuff the rabbit cavity with the fennel, garlic, and the remaining lardo, cut into 1/8-inch dice. Truss the rabbit to seal the openings and place in a casserole. Baste with the wine and lemon juice, and sprinkle with the coarse salt.

Cook in the oven for 1 hour, turning once after 30 minutes of cooking, and occasionally basting with the pan juices. Remove from the oven, allow to sit 5 minutes. Serve in 1/2-inch slices with pan juices emulsified with extra virgin olive oil.

Get the Recipe

Chicken Ramen Noodle Casserole

This creamy casserole is low maintenance and packed with flavor.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pressure Cooked Pinto Beans

Recipe courtesy of Lorna Sass

Tuscan Bean Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Tuscan Barley Soup

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Slow Cooker Pork Loin

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Browse Reviews By Keyword