Most of the time, I don’t really care if you try what I prepare or not. Would be unreasonable of me to think that the majority of my readers are actually reading with some purpose? Yes, it probably would. Though, there are a small cohort who do try my stuff occasionally and most of the time they enjoy it. However, this one is different. It’s very easy. It’s very healthy. And, last but not least, it is incredibly tasty. You just have to try it.
Your life will be a happier place. Your world view will be through tomato tinted glasses. You will be a better person. You have to try this Catalan Rabbit and Sobrasada Stew.
- 1 rabbit
- 2 onions
- A few spoons of sobrasada (a Spanish sausage meat)
- 2 tins of tomatoes
- 1 courgette
- 2 tins of butterbeans
- A squeeze of tomato purée
- 2 cloves of garlic
- A glass of Spanish red wine
- A handful of chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper to season
- Flour to dust the rabbit
First, chop the onions and garlic and soften them over a low heat.
Add the tomatoes to the onions. Add the glass of wine.
Turn up the heat and cook until the tomatoes have broken down and a nice thick sauce is coming together. Season it and add the tomato paste.
Take the rabbit and slice it into stewable pieces.
There are lots of video’s online with instructions. It’s not difficult.
That’s another reason to not shy away from this lovely dish. Dust the rabbit in seasoned flour and fry it in a little oil until lightly browned on both sides. Then spoon in the sobrasada.
Side note on sobrisada: This highly flavoured Spanish sausage meat is a great addition. Get yours from whoever supplies Spanish foods in your local.
Get the sobrisada to the bottom of the pan. It will melt and add a wonderful flavour to the rabbit. Add the courgette. Add the tomato sauce.
Bring to a simmer and stew for 30 minutes with the lid on. Add the butterbeans. Stir the beans into the stew.
Warm through before adding most of the parsley.
Save a bit to decorate before serving with the rest of the wine.
I’m not kidding around on this one. Any idiot could prepare it. It is absolutely delicious. The sobrisada adds a depth of flavour and taste of Spain that is unique. One last time….. Give it a go!