Rabbit in Mustard Sauce

(Serves 4)
1 Rabbit cut into portions
4 x 15ml spoons prepared French mustard
25g flour
Black pepper
50g butter
100g streaky bacon, rind removed and diced
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
300ml chicken stock
150ml single cream


Place the rabbit in a large bowl, cover with lightly salted water and leave overnight.

Drain, rinse under cold running water, then dry.

Rabbit in Mustard SauceSpread mustard over the rabbit, cover and chill in fridge for 4 hours, then coat with the flour seasoned with the salt and pepper. Melt the butter in a flameproof casserole dish, add the rabbit and fry on all sides until browned. Add the bacon, onion and garlic, then cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the stock, then cover and cook in a preheated moderate oven (160C / 325F or Gas Mark 3) for 45 minutes or until the rabbit is tender. Stir in the cream just before serving.

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