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    Soaking rabbit in salt water??

    Can anyone tell me do you have to soak the rabbit in salt water before you cook and how long do you soak it for?
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    I guess you DON't have to. But i did see somewhere that if you soak it overnight in a brine mixture, it does take away some of the gamieness and tenderise the meat.

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    Yes I soak it, it helps take the bitterness away, Soak in salty water overnight. then boil for 2.5 hours with some tarrogon and sage, Meat will fall off the bones. Gorgeous! You can then do with it what you will.

    Or you can roast it straight out the water (never tried this)
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    but if i wont to freeze it do i soak it then freeze it then cook or do i cut off rabbit freeze it then soak it just before eating?

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    I would freeze first then soak and cook.

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    as above ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjr81 View Post
    I would freeze first then soak and cook.
    totally agree

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    plus if its frozen the salt water will speed up the defrost (hint my butcher streches the rabbit out before he freezes it which makes it difficult to fit into a bowl)
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    soaking it in salt water over night in the fridge helps to remove any blood left in the meat improving the flavour. soak it before freezing that way its ready as soon as it defrosts
    if you want the best rabbit for eating forget the milky does and old bucks, i go for younger adolescent ones as there very tender.
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    Thankyou all for your help very much apriciated

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