Put the rabbit in a pot with the pig’s trotters, if using, the vegetables, garlic, peppercorns and herbs. Cover generously with water. Put a sheet of greaseproof paper over the top of the pot and then the lid to make a good seal. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until the rabbit is cooked through and tender.
Remove the rabbit to a tray, cover with