LOUISIANA ON YOUR PLATE - SPRING 2021

Gator Burgers

2 lbs. Ground Alligator Meat

1/2 Cup Green Onion, chopped

1/2 Cup Parsley, chopped

2 Eggs

2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs or Flour

Salt and Pepper to Taste

 

Mix the ingredients together and shape into patties as you would nine hamburgers.

Roll in flour or breadcrumbs and fry or grill.

 

 

Fried Alligator

1 lb. Alligator Meat, cut into about 1x2 inch pieces

1 Cup Sherry

1 Tbsp. Lemon Pepper

1 tsp. Season-All

1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

1/2 Cup Italian Salad Dressing

Flour to Dredge

Cooking Oil for Frying

 

Marinate alligator meat in the first five ingredients for 2 hours.

Drain and dredge in flour.

Fry pieces for about 15 minutes, until golden brown. Drain and serve hot.

 

 

Alligator - Creole Style

4 lbs. Alligator Meat, cut into tiny pieces

1/2 Cup Butter

1 1/3 Cups Green Pepper, diced

1 1/3 Cups Onion, chopped

2 1/2 Cups Celery, diced

1/2 Cup Flour

3 Cans Diced Tomatoes (1 lb. 13 oz. each or 10 Cups)

1 1/2 Tbsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Pepper

2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar, firmly packed

3 Bay Leaves

8 Whole Cloves

2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

1/8 tsp. Hot Sauce

1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

2/3 Cup White Wine

3 1/2 Quarts Cooked Rice

 

Melt the butter in an 8-quart heavy pot.

Add green pepper, onions and celery and saute for about 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Remove from heat. Add flour and blend thoroughly. Add tomatoes gradually, stirring constantly. Add salt, pepper, sugar, bay leaves and cloves. Bring to a boil.

Add the alligator meat to the mixture and bring to another boil. Then reduce heat and simmer uncovered over low heat for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice and white wine. Serve over hot rice.

 

 

Alligator “Al E. Gator’s” with Plantation Sauce

by Seaworld, Orlando Fla.

 

4 Filets of Alligator (5 oz each)

1/2 Cup Minced Pecans

1 Cup Breadcrumbs

1 Cup Flour

1 Cup Milk

1 Egg

Oil and Butter for Frying

 

Plantation Sauce:

1 Fresh Mango, diced

1 Fresh Papaya, diced

3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

3 Tbsp. Butter

3 Tbsp. Chopped Pecans

1/2 oz. Rum

1 Cup Water

 

Pound alligator with a meat mallet until alligator is 1/4 inch thick. Dust with flour.

Blend pecans and breadcrumbs. Beat egg with milk.

Dip each alligator filet in egg wash. Bread alligator in pecan/breadcrumb mixture.

Fry in a mixture of oil and butter. Serve with “Plantation Sauce.”

 

For Plantation Sauce:

Melt butter in pan and saute pecans. Add sugar. Stir 2 minutes.

Add mango and papaya slices and mash.

Add water and boil. Add rum after water boils. Cook 15 minutes on simmer.

 

SPRING 2021