Bunny business


If Peter Rabbit hopped through your garden, would you do a Mr McGregor?

Game fans, did you know rabbit is available all year round? But what to do with it? Many people are under the impression that butchers always take the finest cuts of meat home for their dinner. This is a fantasy, essentially, we butchers take home whatever is left.

George Payne, under whom I trained, once told me he’d even sold his Christmas turkey! There was an occasion when I was working for him, after we closed the shop, when I had to take rabbit home. Normally I’d concoct a pie or a stew but this was during a freakish summer spell and we fancied something a little lighter. This is it…

RECIPE: Summer rabbit

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