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Saddle of Rabbit with Maple and Grainy Mustard Recipe
Saddle of Rabbit with Maple and Grainy Mustard
Alexandre Loiseau, Bistro Cocagne, Montréal
The Cuisine of Greater Montreal
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Cooking time: 6-7 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
For 4 servings

- 4 boneless saddles of rabbit
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 5 Tbsp. dry cider
- 6 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 6 Tbsp. grainy mustard
- salt and pepper
  1. Remove the thin part of the saddle and cut into strips widthwise; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Take the thicker parts of the saddles, oil them lightly and season before grilling on the barbecue for about 3 minutes on each side.
  3. While the rabbit is cooking, sauté the sliced rabbit pieces in a skillet for 1 minute; set aside.
  4. Add the garlic and shallot to the skillet, cook 30 seconds and deglaze with cider.
  5. Add the maple syrup and mustard. Reduce for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Divide the strips among 4 plates and place a saddle of rabbit on top.
  7. Serve with zucchini, red onion slices and portabello mushrooms that have been lightly oiled, seasoned and grilled on the barbecue.

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After 16 years of restaurant experience, including several at the celebrated Toqué restaurant, Alexandre Loiseau is now co-owner of Bistro Cocagne at 3842 rue Saint-Denis in Montreal.

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