Recipe: Rabbit with cabbage and Merlito wine



An important part of our journey among the excellences of Tuscany represented by food. The chefs Elisa and Laura will help you discover the authentic flavors of Tuscany with their recipes and the products you can buy on eChiantiShop.

Ingredients for four people:

1\2 rabbit stripped into pieces

5 garlic cloves

bay leaf



extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

Merlito red wine produced by the La Spinosa farm

merlito_coniglioIngredients for the side dish:

1\2 cabbage

1\2 apple

1 pink onion

bay leaf


Sauté, over a low heat, the rabbit seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil, bay leaves and garlic. When it is well colored, raise the heat and add a glass of red Merlito wine, evaporate the alcohol and lower the flame by covering with a lid. When cooked, add the honey and cook for 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, finely chop the cabbage, onion and apple. In a pan with oil, start cooking with the onion over a low heat, then add the cabbage and the apple with the bay leaves. Leave to simmer over a low heat and, if necessary, add a little water. Season with salt and pepper.

You can buy red Merlito wine produced by the La Spinosa Farm on eChiantiShop.

Elisa Berghi and Laura Franceschetti

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