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Hey Hounds.

So I have a pound of alligator meat in my freezer that I need to use up.
What should I make with it. I usually make gator fingers with some sort of dip but I wanted to try something different. Perhaps an alligator stew or something like that.

DT

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  1. Assuming it is ground meat? I have had it in a dark gumbo, formed into meatballs.

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    1. re: torty

      It's not ground but it could be.

      DT

    2. My mother made alligator etouffee this past Thanksgiving, which was pretty great.

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      1. There is a place here that cuts up tail meat to pieces that are about 1/2 inch and blackens them (I am sure you can google a good blackening seasoning) in either a hot cast iron pan or on a griddle. They serve said gator kibbles with a horseradish mayo type dipping sauce. It is pretty fine.

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        1. Okay thanks James.

          I made alligator etouffee using the recipe posted on this thread (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/372122) cutting it in half and swapping alligator for crawfish and chicken stock for seafood stock.
          You can't imagine how good it was. It was absolutely fantastic. It's one of the best things I've ever made I think.

          Thanks again

          DT

          1. Add it in lieu of (or in addition to) chicken in Jambalaya. That's my favorite. If you ever get the chance, grilled alligator ribs are out of this world.