Jane Price uses a simple sauce that’s totally delicious
Jane Price serves up a tasty rabbit meatball dish. Is it a snack, a main meal, a simple supper? The choice is yours
Ihave mentioned before that I like to make good use of my freezer for all the game meat that Phill brings home and if you read my Bunny Burger recipe a couple of months ago you may notice a similarity with this Bunny Balls recipe. Of course, they were both made from the same haul of rabbits which became one big bowlful of minced rabbit and sausage meat. Half of the mixture I made into burgers and cooked the same day, and the other half I made into some meatballs for later. I then put them on a baking sheet in the freezer to openfreeze, and moved them into bags once they were frozen rock-hard. This prevents the meatballs from losing their shape and it makes it much easier to defrost the exact number you need when you want to cook them. Simply break apart the number of individual meatballs you want to cook and put them on a plate to defrost.
The sauce is really easy to make and is absolutely delicious. It’s full of flavour
from the Worcestershire sauce and the wine and is also really creamy, which is a great combination. I’ve always admired those cooks who can just throw a few simple ingredients into a pan and - hey presto! - magic on a plate. It gives the impression that they know more about cooking than you do and everything they cook will be gorgeous. This is one of those times when you can do that yourself, even when people are getting in your way in the kitchen and chatting to you, it’s still possible to throw it all in and get a great sauce. Just keep stirring, taste and add salt and pepper.
You can vary how much sauce you make by the amount of wine or chicken stock you add, or make it thicker with more flour, or creamier with more cream, but don’t worry about that. Just have a go and I promise it will be good.
Serve with just a few green beans (perhaps from your allotment) for a simple supper, or with pasta or even roast potatoes to make a bigger meal if you prefer. A sprinkling of fresh herbs and perhaps a grating of fresh parmesan will make this a very special meal.
With the colder weather coming this is proper comfort food