Rabbit, Pancetta & Rosemary Pate


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Limoncello and Linen Water

Limoncello and Linen Water

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2012

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This recipe comes from Lydia’s friend. She always makes a double dose and takes one to a friend. You could use a pressure cooker to shorten the cooking time. If so, add just enough liquid to cover. Serve this with grilled bread.


  • 1 rabbit, cut up into 8-10 pieces
  • about 1 litre (35 fl oz/4 cups


Rinse the rabbit under cold water and remove any fat and unwanted bits. Put in a pot with the water. Roll up the pancetta slices a few at a time and cut with kitchen scissors into the pot. Add the onion, garlic, rosemary, salt and peppercorns. Bring to the boil. Cover and simmer until the rabbit is very tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove the rabbit pieces (keeping the liquid) and cool a li