We were at our farmer’s market and looking to pick up a whole chicken for the week. The vendor apologized that all of the chickens were pretty small this week. As I looked through the cooler, I noticed that familiar shape. “Is this rabbit?” I asked with excitement? It most certainly was.
I could see pictures at the booth of the animals running through fields and cuddling up with people. I imagine that some people may not like that visual of an animal they are about to eat, but I enjoy knowing that the animal likely had a good life. I wanted to honor this ingredient with a great dish.
This dish would also be the inaugural use of our home-grown garlic. I picked it about 2 weeks ago and it had been drying in the garage. I added our own green onions, lemon thyme, regular thyme, cherry tomatoes from the freezer, and rosemary.