Primitive Spit Roast Rabbit

Preparation Time:

4 hours

Cooking Time:

30 mins



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Spit roast a rabbit on your next camping trip and feel connected to what's around you whilst enjoying a delicious healthy meal.


1 Rabbit, skinned and cleaned

250ml Oil

Juice from one lemon and some zest from he peel

2 Sprigs of sage

2 Sprigs of rosemary

2 Cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped

2 tsp Sea salt

2 tsp Crushed black pepper


OK, so you have to get a rabbit, light a fire (safely), and let the fuel burn down to a white hot charcoal, whilst also cutting some branches to fashion a spit, but its well worth it!

1. For the marinade, mix the oil, with all other ingredients less the rabbit. Now place the rabbit inside the marinade and leave for approximately 4 hours (longer if you can)

2. Remove the rabbit from the marinade and skewer the carcass with water soaked green branches - one long skewer along the length and two shorter skewers through the legs to keep the long one in place. Alternatively use a low cost camping spit kit!

3. Place over a fire that is burning white hot from the coals or wood fuel. Cook for approximately 30 minutes (depending on height), turning and basting with the remaining marinade regularly.

4. Thats it! Enjoy