Saddle of rabbit with tomato, olives, and basil

This is a Mediterranean method of preparing rabbit.

Recipe for 1 kilogram.

Saddle of rabbit with tomato, olives, and basil

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rabbit saddles (400 grams each)






black olives, stoned



peeled tomatoes



red wine



rabbit or chicken fond

As needed:


fresh basil

Preparation method

  • Clean the rabbit saddles and season with salt and pepper.
  • Fry the saddles in clarified butter and then leave in a heating cabinet or Cook&Hold oven to cook until medium rare.
  • Pour the excess fat from the pan and use it to fry the garlic.
  • Deglaze by adding the red wine and scraping the drippings from the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the tomatoes and leave the mixture to cook for a few minutes until it has the desired consistency.
  • Add the chopped olives and mount with a little olive oil.
  • Place the cooked rabbit saddles in the sauce or serve the sauce separately.
  • Finish off with some fresh basil.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve with pasta.
  • Serve with pilaf rice or risotto.
  • Serve with gnocchi and an aubergine or courgette component.

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