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Rabbit With Quince, Garlic And Tempranicco


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  • 2 fresh rabbits
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large Spanish onions cut into eighths
  • 12 garlic cloves whole
  • 2 quince peeled, and cut into eighths
  • 2 ounces membrillo (quince paste) cut 1/2" dice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 3 cups red wine from Rioja (Tempranicco is varietal)
  • 1/4 cup finely-chopped Italian parsley


Servings 4


Step 1

Cut rabbits into 8 pieces each, season with salt and pepper and dust in flour.

Heat olive oil in a 16-inch cazuela until smoking and brown rabbit pieces 4 to 5 pieces at a time until golden brown. Remove all pieces and add onions, garlic and quince and cook until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Add membrillo, tomatoes and wine and bring to a boil. Add rabbit pieces, return to boil, lower heat to simmer and cook 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper, stir in parsley and serve.

This recipe yields 4 servings as a main course.

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