Rabbit Surprise

Rabbit, wine, tomato and mushrooms, a pleasant combination. The surprise is how good it is! Preparation time, 30 minutes; Cooking time, 2 hours. Serves 4 to 6.

60 mL                      butter                   1/4 cup
1                   fryer rabbit, cut up                  1
30 mL                       flour                    2 tbsp
240 mL                      wine                      1 cup
15 mL                   tomato paste                 1 tbsp
0.5 mL                  ground thyme                1/8 tsp
2                   medium onions, sliced                 2
1                   clove garlic, crushed                 1
240 mL                      water                     1 cup
3                      sprigs parsley                     3
                  salt and pepper to taste
1                         bay leaf                        1
8                     sliced mushrooms                    8

Melt butter in skillet, place rabbit pieces and brown. Blend flour, water, wine and tomato paste. Add to skillet and cook 3 minutes. Add onions, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, bay leaf and thyme.

Simmer 1-1/2 hours until meat is tender. Add mushrooms and heat thoroughly.

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