Rabbit with mustard and bacon

Rabbit with Mustard and Bacon is a delicious dish from Barney’s Restaurant, perfect for non-Muslim guests. This classic recipe showcases the skillful technique of our talented chefs and results in a truly stunning culinary masterpiece. The tender and juicy rabbit meat is complemented by the rich flavors of mustard and smoky bacon. This unforgettable combination creates a harmonious blend of savory and spicy flavors that will leave you wanting more. Treat yourself to this extraordinary dish and experience the magic of Barney’s culinary skills.


  • 50 g butter, soft
  • small handful of parsley and tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • grated zest of half a lemon
  • 2 rabbit legs (see tips below)
  • 10 slices of pancetta from a pack
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp grain mustard
  • lemon juice
  • steamed, peeled new potatoes to serve


Tip – buy rabbits
If you can’t buy
the legs individually,
buy a whole rabbit
and remove the
Hind legs or ask
your butcher to do
it for you. Freeze this
Rest of the rabbit for
another recipe like
the Rabbit Cacciatore (see “Goes well with it” section).Tip – Types of rabbits
The type of rabbit
something is available
separates the house
from a professional
Generally use a
larger breeding rabbit
leg for this recipe.
However, most of them
butcher and
Supermarkets sell
smaller, wilder and wilder
Rabbit, so that is
most likely something
You will cook
with. When using
Wild rabbit, look for it
the biggest legs
possible and roast
them for 20 minutes.

Preparation steps

  1. Mash butter with herbs, garlic and lemon peel and chill.
  2. Using a small, sturdy knife, scrape the meat from the thigh bone of the rabbit leg. Try to create a pocket around the bone rather than cutting into the actual meat.
  3. When you reach the joint, cut or break the bone.
  4. Halve the butter, roll into two pieces, then stuff into the cavities of each rabbit leg.
  5. Wrap the pancetta slices around each leg so they fit together at the bottom.
  6. The rabbit can be prepared up to a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  7. Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7.
  8. Place the rabbit on a flat roasting tray and roast for 20 to 30 minutes. Then let it rest for 5 minutes.
  9. While the rabbit is cooking, prepare the sauce. Heat the crème fraîche with both types of mustard and simmer for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened.
  10. Taste, then add a squeeze of lemon juice and set aside.
  11. To serve, pour some sauce onto each plate and cut the rabbit into thick slices.
  12. Arrange the rabbit on top of the sauce and serve some steamed new potatoes on the side.

Nutritional Information

352 27g 14g 1g 1g 0g 27g 1.78g

Equipment and tools

  • Knife
  • dulcimer
  • Garlic press
  • Zester or grater
  • Oven-safe dishes
  • frying pan
  • Tongs

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • buttermilk)
  • Pancetta (pork)
  • Crème fraîche (milk)
  • Dijon mustard (mustard)
  • Grain mustard (mustard)

Storage and leftovers

Leftover Rabbit with Mustard and Bacon can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place leftovers in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat the leftovers in a preheated oven at 175°C (350°F) for about 10-15 minutes.

Health Benefits of “Rabbit with Mustard and Bacon”

Not only is rabbit a delicious alternative to traditional meat dishes, but it also offers several health benefits. Combined with mustard and bacon, this dish becomes a tasty and nutritious addition to your diet.

1. Little fat

Rabbit meat is naturally low in fat, making it a healthier choice compared to fatty meats like beef or pork. By eating rabbit, you can still enjoy a delicious meal without having to worry about excessive fat intake.

2. Rich in protein

Rabbit meat is an excellent source of protein, essential for building and repairing tissue in our body. Protein is also crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system and promoting overall muscle health.

3. Rich in vitamins and minerals

Rabbit meat contains various vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal health. It is particularly rich in vitamin B12, which is essential for the proper functioning of the brain and the formation of red blood cells. In addition, it provides essential minerals such as iron and zinc, which contribute to a healthy immune system and support cell metabolism.

4. Supports heart health

Including rabbit meat in your diet can have positive effects on heart health. It is low in cholesterol and saturated fat, both factors that can contribute to heart disease. By choosing rabbit meat over high-fat meat, you can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart problems.

5. Source of antioxidants

Mustard and bacon, both included in this recipe, contain antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals. Antioxidants are important for reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system and combating oxidative stress.

When you enjoy Rabbit with Mustard and Bacon, you will not only enjoy a delicious dish, but also benefit from the numerous health benefits it offers. This recipe offers a flavorful way to incorporate lean protein, vitamins and minerals into your diet while keeping fat and cholesterol intake under control.

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