Slow Cooked Rabbit With Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir makes a wonderful herb that adds a truly unique flavour to many dishes, as this Slow Cooked Rabbit With Douglas Fir recipe goes to show. My guests that evening purred with delight after each mouthful.

Although there are very few ingredients in this Douglas Fir recipe, they combine very well to produce a rich hearty slow cooked casserole.

Douglas Fir Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 Rabbits (ask the butcher to joint them if you don’t know how)
  • 2 Onions (sliced)
  • 2 Handfuls of Douglas Fir needles on stems roughly 3 inches long
  • 2tbs Flour
  • 3tsps Dijon mustard
  • Stock (I used vegetable)
  • Black pepper

Douglas Fir Recipe Instructions

  1. Turn your slow cooker to ‘High’ for 15 minutes before starting this recipe.
  2. Next brown the rabbit in a casserole dish and transfer to the slow cooker.
  3. Then fry the onion until soft, add the flour and stir as you would when making a thin roux sauce. Add a small amount of stock and keep stirring, until you have enough sauce (no lumps please). You need enough sauce to cover the rabbit.
  4. Then add the Douglas Fir, mustard and pepper. Stir well to mix the flavours.
  5. Now pour sauce over the rabbit, and cook on ‘Low’ for 6-7 hours. Serve with vegetables of choice.

Serves: 4


Leave a comment