Clean the rabbit and remove the kidneys (you can ask your butcher to do this). Coat the rabbit in melted butter and salt, then sear in a large frying pan over medium heat until brown. Use kitchen string to tie the hay or straw around the whole rabbit.
Put the rabbit in a clay pot or flameproof dish with a lid and cook over medium heat for about 1 hour or until cooked through. Remove the straw from the rabbit and carve.
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