Recipe: Rabbit in Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce


  • 1 Rabbit - cut in pieces
  • 2 TBS – Olive Oil
  • 1 Bouquet Garni - Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Bay Leaf
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Leek
  • ¾ bottle – Chardonnay white wine
  • 1 cup - Crème fraîche or Heavy Cream
  • 2-6 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper


Heat the oil and brown the rabbit pieces. Wash, clean, peel and chop the vegetables and add to the pot once the rabbit has browned. Stir for a few minutes till the vegetables start to cook. Add some salt and the bouquet garni then pour in the wine. Bring to a boil, cover the pot and let simmer for about an hour and half until tender.

Once fully cooked, remove the rabbit pieces and set aside. Discard the bouquet garni. Purée the liquid and the vegetables to make the sauce.

Add the crème fraîche and bring to a boil. Reduce to the consistency desired. Add the mustard to your taste. Put the rabbit pieces back in the pot to warm. Correct the seasoning and serve with potaoes or noodles.

(If you can’t find a rabbit at your butcher, you can use a free range chicken.)

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