A classic dish with a fresh seasonal approach. This recipe for Crispy Rabbit Caesar Salad will convert even the most fearful game eaters. Crispy rabbit that is so moreish, it will make you think twice about eating chicken, smothered in a creamy and tangy, classic Caesar dressing, you cannot beat it.

Wild Rabbit is one of the most ethical and truly sustainable ingredients we can harvest from the land. The wild rabbit population in the UK is a staggering number (estimates are around 40,000,000) and the damage that can be caused to crops, especially to small scale market gardeners, by over abundant rabbit populations, is huge. 

Like everything in the countryside, it is all about balance and harmony. Traditionally rabbits were regularly harvested and were a popular nutritious meat. Our love affair with sustainable wild food has been replaced by factory farmed poultry and this has left us with a growing population of wild creatures and the knock on effects from more and more industrialised food systems. We are passionate about putting truly sustainable and ethical wild food back on our nations menus. 



  • To prepare the rabbit, cut it into portions of shoulders, loin and legs. Once you have done this, heat a heavy based oven-proof saucepan and add the rabbit to caramelise it until golden brown. To the pan, then add the beef stock and half the rosemary. Cover with lid and place into the oven at 160 for 2 hours or until the meat falls off the bone. Once the meat is at this stage, pick the meat off the bone in large chunks. Set aside.

    Heat another pan with some lard or cooking oil. Add the picked rabbit, the cubed bits of bread , some chopped rosemary and 1 chopped garlic clove. Fry until it is all wonderfully crispy and golden - it should take about 5-10 mins. In your serving bowl, cut the cos into large pieces and using a vegetable peeler, shave half the cheese and mix gently together.

    For the dressing, whisk together the egg yolk, vinegar, anchovies and chopped garlic. Slowly combine the olive oil until emulsified. Add the other half of the cheese, grated, into the dressing along with the juice of half a lemon.

    Combine it all together and serve immediately. 

Buy the Ingredients

Explore all recipe ingredients here.

Add AVAILABLE items to bag Added

More Articles

Choose a Delivery Day

Please pop your postcode in and we'll show you the delivery dates available in your area.