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Herb-Roasted Rabbit With Pomegranates


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  • 2 rabbits - (abt 2 lbs ea) each cut 6 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 ounces Canadian bacon minced
  • 3 large shallots minced
  • 2 tablespoons crushed dried rosemary
  • 1 cup fat-free no-salt-added canned
  • chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish (optional)


Servings 12


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rinse rabbit pieces and pat dry.

Heat oil over medium-high heat; add Canadian bacon and saute until browned, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add shallots and continue to saute for 4 minutes, until shallots are limp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon mixture; drain on paper towels. Add the rabbit pieces to the skillet and saute for 5 minutes per sides until nicely browned, turning once.

Transfer rabbit pieces to a roasting pan. Top with bacon mixture and rosemary. Add chicken broth to the pan. Cover with aluminum foil and roast for 50 to 60 minutes until rabbit is tender. Arrange rabbit on a heated serving platter; keep warm.

Place roasting pan on top of the stove and stir in dry white wine. Cook over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, until reduced by 1/3. Add pomegranate seeds and heat through. Spoon sauce and seeds over the rabbit pieces and garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

This recipe yields 12 servings.

Exchanges Per Serving: 3 1/2 Lean Protein.

Nutrition Facts: 209 calories (39% calories from fat), 27 g protein, 9 g total fat (3.4 g saturated fat), 3 g carbohydrate, trace dietary fiber, 75 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium.

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