Rosemary Rabbit

Rosemary Rabbit

Rabbit braised in a rosemary, tomato, and white wine sauce.

Rabbit is a white meat, similar in taste and texture to chicken. Nowadays it is commonly found in local supermarkets, since its fine taste and nutritional qualities make it an interesting alternative to red meat. It is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals, quite low in fat and easy to digest.

6 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 30 min

330 calories per serving 


1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
2 tbsp butter, unsalted   28 g
1 slice bacon, finely chopped   20 g
1 rabbit, cut into pieces   1.4 kg
1 onions, finely chopped   200 g
2 sprigs rosemary, fresh, finely chopped   10 g
2 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base (Recipe)   30 mL
2 tbsp tomato paste   30 mL
1/2 cup white wine   125 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1/2 cup water   125 mL

Before you start

Ask the butcher to cut the rabbit into pieces.

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a pan over high heat. Finely chop the bacon and add it to the pan. Sauté 2 min, then add the rabbit pieces and sauté thoroughly on each side until golden, about 7-8 min.
  2. Finely chop the onion and rosemary, then add them to the pan. Cook 2-3 min over medium heat, taking care not to let them burn. Add the Parsley and Garlic Base, the tomato paste and cook 2-3 min over medium heat. Deglaze with the wine. Cook 2 min until the alcohol has evaporated. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Pour in about ½ cm of warm water, cover, and simmer over low heat about 30 min or longer, until the meat is tender. (Do as if it were chicken)
  4. Serve on the warmed plates.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (170g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




17 g

26 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

28 %


115 mg


75 mg

3 %


5 g

2 %


1 g

4 %


2 g


38 g

Vitamin A

20 %

Vitamin C

8 %


4 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ½ serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Low :
Source of :
Copper, Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Iron, Potassium, Vitamin A
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Game | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | High Iron | Low Sodium | Source of Omega-3 | Braise/Stew | Italian

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