Rabbit Braised in Homemade Garlic Ginger Chili Sauce

IMG_1There was an old person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon rabbits;
When he’d eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.
Edward Lear, English artist, writer (1812-1888)
known for his ‘literary nonsense’ & limericks

When I read the above limerick as a child, I thought that eating rabbits would help me get rid of my bad habits, at least the ones my mom always scolded me for. Well, I did not get a chance to eat rabbits. My problems stayed on.

That was then, this is now. I am glad to report that many of my childhood unpleasant habits are gone—not because I’ve eaten eighteen rabbits. I try to eat everything available to me in a healthy and interesting way, which helps me develop fine and uplifting habits.

Today, while shopping at Whole Foods Market, I caught site of some frozen rabbit meat. Remembering my childhood fancy, I decided to try cooking rabbit meat—in a healthy and interesting way. 

Ingredients:
– About 1 pound of rabbit meats, defrosted
– About 10 cloves of garlic, peeled.
– About 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled
– 1 green chili pepper
– About ¼ cup of cooking wine
– About 1 cup of olive oil
– About 1 cup of soy sauce
– 5- 7 teaspoons of sugar

Procedures:

Add 1/8 teaspoon of cooking wine to the defrosted rabbit meat, and let absorb for about 30 minutes.

Add 1/8 teaspoon of cooking wine to the defrosted rabbit meat, and let absorb for about 30 minutes.

Heat a pan over low to medium heat, place the rabbit meat in the pan, and add ½ cup of water.

Heat a pan over low to medium heat, place the rabbit meat in the pan, and add ½ cup of water.

Cut about ½ inch of fresh ginger into thin slices and add to the pan along with 5 cloves of peeled whole garlic. Close the cover, and cook over low to medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Cut about ½ inch of fresh ginger into thin slices and add to the pan along with 5 cloves of peeled whole garlic. Close the cover, and cook over low to medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Add 1/8 cup of cooking wine and 5-7 teaspoons of sugar to 1 cup of soy sauce, stir to mix the sauce.

Add 1/8 cup of cooking wine and 5-7 teaspoons of sugar to 1 cup of soy sauce, stir to mix the sauce.

Open the cover of the pan, add the mixed sauce to the pan. Close the cover again, and continue to cook.

Open the cover of the pan, add the mixed sauce to the pan. Close the cover again, and continue to cook.

Mince 5 cloves of peeled garlic and about ½ inch of peeled fresh ginger. Cut 1 green chili pepper into small pieces.

Mince 5 cloves of peeled garlic and about ½ inch of peeled fresh ginger. Cut 1 green chili pepper into small pieces.

Heat another pan over high heat. Add about 1 cup of olive oil. When the oil gets hot, add the minced garlic, ginger and green chili peppers to the pan. Stir and mix for about 1 minute, turn off the heat.

Heat another pan over high heat. Add about 1 cup of olive oil. When the oil gets hot, add the minced garlic, ginger and green chili peppers to the pan. Stir and mix for about 1 minute, turn off the heat.

Add the heated garlic, ginger, green chili pepper, and olive oil mix to the rabbit pan.

Add the heated garlic, ginger, green chili pepper, and olive oil mix to the rabbit pan.

Close the cover, and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes.

Close the cover, and cook on low heat for about 30 minutes.

Add your favorite sides, and get ready to enjoy.

Add your favorite sides, and get ready to enjoy.

We do not need to eat eighteen rabbits to part with our undesirable habits. On the other hand, trying new things in a healthy and interesting way will keep us well and fit.

9 thoughts on “Rabbit Braised in Homemade Garlic Ginger Chili Sauce

    • Thanks, Fae! I bought the rabbit meat at the Whole Foods Market in Fremont. They always have packaged rabbit meat at the meat counter. My mom said she also saw the same packaged rabbit meat at other Whole Foods stores in the Bay Area.

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