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Marinated Grilled Rabbit

  • Serves: 4 – 6
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 20 – 30 minutes

Isaac Owsley: This is a recipe for the more adventurous palate, because while at one time rabbit was a fairly commonly served table faire, it has since become less so. If you can though, I highly recommend preparing rabbit at least once. A very delicate, lean meat, rabbit is one of those game meats that benefits from either fast high heat cooking, or gentle long simmering over low heat. This following recipe utilizes the former method, marinating first in a sweet-salty teriyaki pineapple juice marinade then grilling over a wood coal barbecue grill, preferably using oak or mesquite coals rather than the lumps of mystery coal most often associated with outdoor grilling (and admittedly, I am most definitely Not a gas grill person). Remember that the results you get out of a dish-especially barbecuing outdoors depends heavily on the quality of ingredients you use to start with, and that most definitely includes the fuel you use to cook your meal on.

Amount Measure Ingredients
2 large (3-4 lbs each) fryer rabbits quartered
1 – 1/2 cups Teriyaki sauce/marinade
3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp crushed ginger
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 red chili flakes (optional)

To prepare:

Place rabbit meat in a large glass or stainless steel bowl. Add in the teriyaki sauce, pineapple juice, and seasonings. Stir to coat and then cover and marinate at least two hours or overnight if possible. Heat a charcoal grill until the coals are red hot and covered with ash. Next, place rabbit meat on grill, arranging so the thicker pieces of rabbit (the hind quarters and loin) are at the center of the grill and the smaller pieces such as the flank and front quarters are on the outer sides of the grill. Cook over coals, turning frequently and basting with marinade often so as not to burn for approximately 20-25 minutes or until completely cooked thru (165 degrees internal temperature) serve immediately with grilled vegetables or potato salad.

Tater Tot Casserole

Big Joe and Mama’s Tater Tot Casserole

  • Serving Size: 3 – 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 45 minutes

From Big Joe and Momma’s Southern Recipes

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 Lbs (or a little more) Ground Chuck
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped celery
salt and pepper to taste
1 can Condensed Cream of Celry Soup (Undiluted)
1 16 oz Frozen Tater Tots
1 cup Shredded Cheddar

To prepare:

In large skillet, brown ground chuck with onions and celery.’til no longer pink and vegetables tender. Stir in salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into a greased 3 qt. baking dish. Spread with soup. Top with tater tots, place in preheated 400 degree oven. Bake 40 minutes, Sprinkle cheese all over top, Bake 5 more minutes.

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Maryann Curmi

You know Maryann, On Air Personality from Star 92.7 from 5:30 am to 9am.

First and foremost, let's say that Maryann loves to eat! She also enjoys having friends over and always seems to have something to offer them. Whether it's a spicy Thai peanut sauce to toss over angel hair pasta or a new twist on an old fashioned chicken soup recipe.

Feel free to change the recipes that's how Maryann has come to make her favorites. When realizing she doesn't have this or that, substituting and wah la…a new recipe is born!

Maryann is just as happy to share her recipes as she is her food. So whether you are listening to her weekly on air recipes, printing them here or dropping by her house for a bite, she hopes everyone will find something to enjoy!

Big Joe and Mama’s Recipes
Big Joe and His Mamma

Joe started in radio at the age of 15 in a small Mississippi town and never looked back.

"I'm the youngest of 4 boys, so Momma had her hands full feeding us I'm sure. I watched and learned every opportunity I had with her in the kitchen. Whether it was cooking black eyed peas and corn bread or one of her famous pecan pies, my Mom seemed to know how to cook anything."

So from those years with Momma to living on my own and having to cook for one, Joe has managed to shake and bake some pretty good grub over the years!