This BBQ grilled rabbit recipe takes only minutes to prepare and delivers a fresh twist to a very simple cookout.
I called this my Easter BBQ grilled rabbit recipe because I cooked it at Easter and I must confess it's somewhat unfortunate that there may be some confusion with the Easter bunny. I can assure you that none was intended.
Flavor-wise, rabbit is similar to chicken. It's a light colored meat too but with a lot less fat. There's a reasonable amount of meat on there and one rabbit will serve two people.
My butcher had a rabbit available so I had to give it a go. I also took some of his advice as to what you should ask your butcher for:-
Saddle of rabbit – you get the meaty hind body and legs
Jacket off – this means it will be skinned
So for this recipe you want to ask for a saddle, jacket off.
You can see form the picture that by taking the saddle you get a nice piece that can be flattened out ready for the grill. On this occasion I chose to do a rub but rabbit is a little tougher than chicken for example so maybe you might try a marinade?
The one negative for me is that it is quite a boney animal and a lot of the bones can be quite small. Not so small that you might not notice them but certainly smaller and more abundant than you would find in a chicken. That said, please don't let this put you off grilling a rabbit or indeed trying this recipe.