Rabbit meat is certainly available in the UK, but many people (myself definitely NOT included!!) don't eat it. Where I live it's quite expensive to buy from the butcher (£5.00 a rabbit), but it's free from my garden And we certainly have plenty of the little b*ggers there.
I like to stew them with onion, garlic, thyme, chicken stock and plenty of red wine.
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Yes, the entire animal.
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I get some venison once in a while. You could have whoever makes it use the visceral fat to be ground with the meat and give you a good 80/20 even though its wild. Not much of an extra step AND far less wasteful...look at me ma I'm eating nose to tail!
I see a Livestrong.com bit that says 3 oz of rabbit contains 6.8 grams fat and another site that said the same portion contains about 7g total fat. Are you talking saturated fat only? It is high protein and rich in B12, B3 and selenium.
There is more to meat than the fat content. But, since it is relatively low fat, by all means cook with bacon! Good combination.
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Rabbit is very lean--you can starve eating nothing but rabbit because it doesn't contain enough fat to sustain life. Luckily, we have a more varied diet than that. I have a local source for rabbit but I haven't had much success with it--it has either been tough and stringy or when I tried cooking it long and slow to make it tender it ended up so tender it was unpleasantly mushy.
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