Roast rabbit with thyme
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
This simple Sunday roast is ready in 45 minutes, just enough time to prepare the side dishes of your choice. Get your butcher to joint the rabbit
- STEP 1
Ask your butcher to joint the rabbit, cutting the legs into two pieces, the saddle into three and the shoulders and front into two. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
- STEP 2
Put the rabbit in a large roasting tin, season and add 1 tbsp of the thyme leaves. Add the oil and toss until the rabbit is well coated. Roast for 20 mins.
- STEP 3
Add the onions or shallots and the garlic, then stir well and roast for another 15 mins, stirring again halfway through. Sprinkle over the remaining thyme before serving.
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This recipe is taken from the book: The French Revolution by Michel Roux Jr (Orion Books). Photograph Crisitan Barnett.