Saddle of Hare with Ginger Sauce

saddle of hare with ginger sauce

Saddle of Hare with Ginger Sauce

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The great thing about this dish is that it's very low in fat and high in protein. What's more, it's really quick to make - especially if you use a slow cooker.
Servings: 6
Calories: 887


  • 2 larded saddles of hare each weighing 1 lb
  • salt and freshly milled white pepper
  • 5 juniper berries crushed
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 small onions
  • 4 oz celeriac
  • 1 parsley root optional
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 8 floz dry red wine
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 8 oz black grapes
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 pint pint creme fraiche


  • Rub the hare with salt and pepper, the crushed juniper berries and the peppercorns. Trim, wash and dice the vegetables and chop the parsley.
  • Heat the oil in a roasting tin on the hob and brown the hare with the vegetables, then sprinkle with the ginger and nutmeg and pour on the wine and lemon juice.
  • Roast the hare in a hot oven (220°C, 425°F, gas 7) for 20 minutes, turn off the oven and leave the meat to stand for 10 minutes before removing it from the oven.
  • Strain and heat the roasting juices. Halve the grapes, remove the seeds and stir the grape halves into the sauce with the cranberry sauce and creme fraiche.
  • Serve with: Potato and Almond Balls, and broccoli.
Calories: 887 kcal
Carbohydrates: 16 g
Protein: 34 g
Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 91 mg
Sodium: 166 mg
Potassium: 708 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 1741 IU
Vitamin C: 6 mg
Calcium: 49 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Ingredients Game, Rabbit and Hare
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