Rabbit with Chocolate

Appears in
Two Fat Ladies: Full Throttle

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1998

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This is a very early Spanish recipe which was presumably brought back from the New World. As they have no rabbits in Mexico or South America I imagine the dish was designed for guinea pig or even chihuahua. However, it works very well with rabbit and has an excellent flavour.


  • 900g-1.5kg/2–3lb rabbit, cut into 8 serving p


In a heavy-based lidded pan melt the lard and fry the pork until crisp and browned. Remove to kitchen paper to drain. Mix together the flour and salt and pepper and coat the rabbit pieces, brown them carefully in the fat in the pan and remove to a plate. Fry the shallots in the fat and remove to the plate with the rabbit. De-glaze the pan with wine and water, return the pork and rabbit, add the