Rabbit with garlic, thyme and pears
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
- Preheat an oven to 150C.
- In a frying pan heat the oil to a medium heat. Add the rabbit pieces, 3 or 4 at a time, and brown on all sides. Place into a casserole dish. In the same pan brown the shallots and garlic. Add to the casserole dish. Season well with salt and pepper.
- Add the thyme, wine, stock, lemon halves and pears. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours. Check after 1 hour and add a little extra stock if required.
- Remove the cover for a further 30 minutes. The meat will be falling off the bones.
- Top with chopped parsley and serve with smashed potatoes drizzled in olive oil.