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caliking 01-31-2013 11:35 PM

Sichuan-style wabbit
 
Was walking through a large Asian grocery store (99 Ranch) the other day when i spied me a wabbit. Had not cooked this in years, so I figured why not.

The groceries:
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The star of the show (besides the wabbit) - Sichuan peppercorns. They are somewhat cherry colored. When you eat them they leave this tingly, slightly numbing feeling on your tongue.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...psaea51fd8.jpg

Cut up the wabbit, and let it sit for about an hour in some shaoxing vinegar, ginger, scallions, and salt.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...ps91db2d29.jpg

Mise en place by the cooker. Don't have a wok for outdoor cooking yet, so I improvised and used my comal set up on the performer.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...psf937d51c.jpg

Ingredients are chicken broth, chili black bean sauce, sichuan peppercorns and dried red chillies, soy sauce with sugar, green chillies (coz I like em), peanut butter, and the wabbit.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0be34b27.jpg

Started by browning up the wabbit in some sesame oil.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3da35fea.jpg

Then threw in the peppercorns and red chillies. Let them fry in the oil a bit. The aroma was killer! Made me fall in love with outdoor cooking all over again.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...ps09af810f.jpg

Then threw in everything else. This is what it looked like eventually.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...psad7257a4.jpg

A miserable attempt at a plated shot. My phone camera really doesn't do well with my kitchen lighting.
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...psc7709efb.jpg

The pics don't really do it justice, but the flavor was amazing. If you like the mala flavor of Sichuan cooking, then I think I nailed it. I improvised a tad by adding some chili black bean sauce and peanut butter, because I wanted to improve the texture of the sauce. The peanut butter gave it this sexy silky mouthfeel, and the different chillies just made the flavors really pop. I will definitely be doing this again.


Thanks for looking!

buccaneer 01-31-2013 11:40 PM

I'd like a plate!

JohnHB 01-31-2013 11:45 PM

Looks like a good chillie hit. I love chillies!!!
John

Phubar 02-01-2013 05:40 AM

Hit me up!

chicagokp 02-01-2013 07:10 AM

Yes please!

smokainmuskoka 02-01-2013 07:28 AM

Looks great!

What are you doin' cookin' wabbit when everyone knows it's really duck season, doc?

daninnewjersey 02-01-2013 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smokainmuskoka (Post 2350075)
Looks great!

What are you doin' cookin' wabbit when everyone knows it's really duck season, doc?



:biggrin1::biggrin1:

ModelMaker 02-01-2013 10:16 AM

Really??? Wabbit from China!!!!
I guess I forget how lucky we are to walk out the back door and yell at them to get out of the yard.
Ed

Bonewagon 02-01-2013 10:20 AM

Niiice! That looks good. :thumb:

bigabyte 02-01-2013 10:28 AM

Very nice!:thumb::hungry:

Big George's BBQ 02-01-2013 11:22 AM

Looks Great to Me

Gnaws on Pigs 02-01-2013 02:12 PM

That looks great! Love me some rabbit, never ate a store-bought Chinese one though, just regular old American briar-patch lurkin' ones.

polishdon 02-01-2013 02:51 PM

Funny, I've been on the hunt for those sichuan peppercorns all week. Can't find any here in Buffalo, guess I'll order some online.

Dirt Daddy 02-01-2013 02:58 PM

Looks great

BobM 02-01-2013 03:26 PM

Great job!

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