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Rabbit Recipes: Italian-style Rabbit Skewers

Were you starting to think that rabbit kabobs had to be boring and routine? Or maybe you just liked the kabob recipe so much from last weekend that you’re dying to try out a new rabbit skewers recipe.  No worries - I’ve got you covered. These Italian-inspired rabbit skewers are great for the grill or the oven and have a heavenly mixture of ingredients. Serve them with fresh tomatoes and Buffalo mozzarella, a couple paninis and slices of  Parmesan, pecorino cheese and Parma ham. YUM! You could also add roasted red peppers, olives or your other favorite Italian ingredients to the skewers as desired.

Italian-style Rabbit Skewers


  • 1 large Rabbit (about 3 1/2 pounds)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 parsley sprig, finely chopped
  • 1 rosemary sprig, finely chopped
  • 1/4 pound Parma ham, thinly sliced (12 slices)
  • 12 sage leaves
  • 6 small Italian sausages
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 skewers (If using wood be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling)


  1. Bone the rabbit carefully, keeping the pieces of meat as large as possible. Wipe down the rabbit meat with a damp cloth or rinse it then pat dry with paper towels. Cut rabbit meat into 12 even-sized pieces then lay them out and flatten them slightly.
  2. Season rabbit with salt, pepper, parsley and rosemary. Put a slice of ham on each slice of rabbit and roll up tightly.
  3. Thread 1 rabbit/ham roll, 1 sage leaf, 1 sausage, another rabbit roll and another sage leaf onto each skewer. Brush skewer ingredients with oil and place on charcoal grill. Rack should be as close as possible to the heat source. Turn the skewers occasionally, each time brushing with oil. Alternatively, the skewers can be baked in a slow oven at 350 degrees F for one hour.

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2 Responses to “Rabbit Recipes: Italian-style Rabbit Skewers”

  1. brian hughes says:

    i have spent two days trying to find 1 buck and two doe rabbits for raising meat in alaska. i want so much to start. do you know of anyway, any suggestions or advice

    brian hughes

  2. Tiffany says:

    Alaska is a tough location to get started in. I’ve not really been able to find too many breeders listing themselves anywhere — but keep an eye on places like Craigslist and your local classifieds. There are usually quite a few people using these services across the US and you just might get lucky. Looking around springtime is usually the best bet.

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