Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. In the kitchen, an “alla cacciatore“ is a meal that is prepared “hunter-style”.
This recipe is from the perspective of a Southern Italian. We all like to use simple ingredients. This recipe requires simple ingredients such as your choice of Meat (either rabbit or chicken), Garlic, Onion, Rosemary, Bay leaves, Tomatoes, Red Pepper, and a good dry Red Wine. In other regions of Italy, they may use white wine, they also may add mushrooms and sometimes other vegetables. The two most popular types of meat done “alla cacciatore” are generally rabbit and chicken. Some Italians also make a “salamino” from pork, which is a small salami that is seasoned simply with just garlic and pepper.
This will feed approximately 6 and take about an hour and a half to prepare. If you can use precooked whole tomatoes and do it in 45 minutes or less.