Jul
2015

Rabbit Porchetta 

with Shaved Fennel Salad

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375F.

 

Season the inside and outside of the rabbit with pepper, and set aside.

 

In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan heat 4 tablespoons of the lardo until smoking. Add the fennel and the garlic and cook over medium heat until softened and light brown, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the sausage and cook until just cooked, about 6 to 8 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

 

Stuff the rabbit cavity with the fennel, garlic, and the remaining lardo, cut into 1/8-inch dice. Truss the rabbit to seal the openings and place in a casserole. Baste with the wine and lemon juice, and sprinkle with the coarse salt.

 

Cook in the oven for 1 hour, turning once after 30 minutes of cooking, and occasionally basting with the pan juices. Remove from the oven, allow to sit 5 minutes. Serve in 3/4-inch slices warm with shaved fennel salad dressed with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, and fennel pollen.