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A braised Rabbit with Chocolate Sauce and red wine served on a thick mashed potato bed. A traditional recipe of Catalonia called Conejo al chocolate. Catalonia Flair This creation was inspired by a Catalan dish called Conejo al chocolate, which means Rabbit with Chocolate Sauce. This version is slightly different than the traditional recipe from Catalonia, Spain. I know the Basques have their version also, with brandy instead of wine. In Catalonia, they use fortified wine called “Rancio” to make it, similar to Porto. I’ve used an everyday wine to make this recipe easier to reproduce at home, but a Porto would do too. It makes the dish, in the end, a bit less sweet, which I prefer. Rabbit recipes are great but often underrated because, just like chicken breasts, the meat is so lean… cooking it the wrong way will dry it out fast and ruin it. No worries; this recipe is a stew…