Quick Pick-Me-Up: Rabbit Offal

photo (74)Rabbit hunting along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.

 

If you are like me, after a day of busting through briars, brambles and thickets chasing rabbits, you are in dire need of instantly gratifying snack before anything else can take place. This is where the rabbit heart and liver come in handy.  Inside of 10 minutes, you can reenergize with a great source of Iron Thiamin, Zinc, Copper and Manganese,  Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Phosphorus and Selenium. Yeah… all the things you need to tide you over until you can get a full meal prepared.

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Rinse the heart and liver in cold water, add a bit of salt and pepper.

 

 

 

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I sautéed the heart in butter and the liver in oil just for the variation. Either source of fat (butter or oil) is fine for both organs.

 

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Wild Game Offal is a very underused portion. In addition to increasing your overall yield, it is also a fun and traditional way to end a day of hunting.

5 responses to “Quick Pick-Me-Up: Rabbit Offal

  1. great to see someone else eating delicious rabbit offal
    SBW

    • I know, right? We usually get blank stares from hunters when talking about eating rabbit livers.

      • here in the UK you’re treated as strange if you even keep the liver of a deer you’ve shot. I’ve got 2 hearts, 4 kidneys, 3 livers and a pair of testicles in the freezer. I’ve been told by a doctor (shooting man himself) that its not advisable to eat a deer’s brain but the rest is all fine. He eats lambs brains so I know its not just squeamishness.
        Sorry i’m a new reader of your blog, have you tried deer tripe?
        SBW

  2. Never tried anything with offal of deer with the exception of heart and liver. We often use the tongues as well. Here is the US, it is generally not advised to eat venison brain either. (I do have a recipe for deer brains, though). Due to the deer farming practices, there has been a spread of chronic wasting disease. Despite being no evidence of transmission to humans, a person consuming deer brains would certainly be at higher risk of being the first case of CWD in humans.

  3. Ok I’m going to try with the next gralloch i get my hands one.
    SBW

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