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Alligator ideas?

coll Jun 14, 2012 03:29 PM

My husband has become quite the fan of Swamp People, and since a local meat market here on Long Island has started carrying alligator meat, I'd love to know what to do beyond fried tidbits as appetizers. I'm thinking Fourth of July, just the two of us, and lots of gator meat. Something like a Cajun stew, or BBQed something or other?

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    edwardspk RE: coll Jun 15, 2012 08:16 AM

    Neighbors of mine did an "alligator piquant" dish. I don't have the recipe, but they essentially used a traditional cajun piquant and used alligator meat. It was quite good served with rice.

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      coll RE: edwardspk Jun 15, 2012 12:28 PM

      Thanks, I wasn't even aware of this sauce but it sounds right up our alley. I googled and first one that came up was Emeril, guess it can't be too bad!

    2. Uncle Bob RE: coll Jun 15, 2012 12:33 PM

      My go to recipe for tail meat is to fry ~~ For leg and other meat....Sauce Piquant, or a Stew slowly braised in a dark roux gravy.


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        coll RE: Uncle Bob Jun 15, 2012 12:35 PM

        Thanks for the reinforcement, and reminder that I have to find out tail or leg?

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