Store rabbit fryers in your freezer until you're ready to use them.
For thawing tips, please read Safely Defrosting Frozen Food for Maximum Flavor.
Rabbit Saddle Meat & Loins
The saddle meat is quite tender and can be cooked using most high heat, fast methods. You can grill it whole, or cut it into medallions & strips for sautéing. Use saddle meat in salads, sandwiches, or serve it on a plate with a sauce, starch, and veggies.
The legs offer a richer rabbit flavor than the saddle, but are better suited to slow cooking methods like roasting and particularly stewing/braising. Their meat can also be ground for use in meatballs, pasta sauces, and rabbit sausages.
Rabbit Flavor Pairings:
Rabbit meat pairs well with onions, bacon, thyme and most other herbs, mustard, juniper berries, fruit (particularly berries and citrus), red wine, cabbage, balsamic vinegar, curry spices, and mushrooms.
How to Cut Up a Rabbit Fryer