Rabbit with Juniper

Yield: 8 servings

6 juniper berries

1/2 tsp salt

2 lbs rabbit

1 cup onion

2 tbsp flour

1/4 lbs bacon

1/4 cup red wine

1 cup sour cream

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Procedures

Combine berries and salt, crush to a paste.

Rub into the skin of the meat.

Cover and chill for 48 to 96 hours.

Dredge meat in flour, pat with your hands to remove execss heat a large skillet, over a medium flame.

Add the bacon, heat and stir for 2 minutes.

Add the onions, heat and stir for 2 minutes.

Add the rabbit, heat and stir to brown on all sides.

Sprinkle with wine.

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, until tender, adding additional liquid as needed.

Remove rabbit with a slotted spoon, to a heated serving platter.

Pour off excess fat from the skillet.

Strain the pan drippings.

Combine pan drippings with sour cream, over a medium flame season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour over the rabbit. Serve hot.