How to Smoke Rabbit

By Sarah Lambert

Rabbit is not commonly found at restaurants, but it is growing in popularity among health enthusiasts, as it is a lean meat low in saturated fat. Three ounces of rabbit meat has 175 calories and 7 g of fat. It can be cut up, and placed in stews and soups. Rabbit can also be smoked using a smoker and wood chips.

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Rabbit can be smoked using wood chips and a smoker.

Step 1

Shoot or trap a wild rabbit. You can also purchase a rabbit from a local farm or butcher shop.

Step 2

Rinse the rabbit off with water.

Step 3

Fill a large pail with water and add 1 cup of salt for every 2 liters of water.

Step 4

Place the rabbit in the bucket, and let it soak overnight.

Step 5

Rinse off the rabbit with water, and then dry it off with a paper towel.

Step 6

Sprinkle your preferred seasonings onto the rabbit. Salt, pepper, garlic powder and garlic salt are popular choices.

Step 7

Lay several pieces of uncooked bacon on top of the rabbit. Hold the bacon in place using tooth picks - this helps add moisture and flavor to the rabbit meat.

Step 8

Add hickory wood chips to your smoker. Other types of wood chips can also be used.

Step 9

Place the rabbit onto the smoker and let it cook for 4 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.