about time for a food post.....
we had rabbit stew the other night, a bit of a rarity as other family members don't like the taste or concept or usual toughness of the meat. but this time it was great (thanks to Mercatos at Campbelltown)
since we had leftovers, I made my first Dolmades of the summer (my first lot were made two years ago with the leftover Christmas turkey). we have two grape vines - around the front of the house are some kind of sultana that the birds always get, and around the gazebo is a "glory vine" that doesnt give any fruit but goes a brilliant red in autumn. (in case you think that sounds spectacular, combine it with a 1970's yellow brick house.....)
Back to the dolmades......
leftover rabbit and bacon (chopped)
onion caramelised in Vino Cotto (Maggie Beer's)
some diced red cabbage
1/2 preserved lemon diced
1 tablespoon of tomatoe paste
cracked black pepper and salt
blanch the vine leaves until they lose their bright greenness
put filling in vine leaves and roll them up
put in a casserole dish and cover with cheap mushroom and red wine pasta sauce
bake in a moderate overn for 20 mins
It was pretty tasty, I'd have to say.
and the roo?
well, i bought kangaroo sausages, and we chopped some up for the kids lunches....
so they had kanga banga sangas!
(apologies for that.......)