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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Alligator Stew - A Medley of Tender Gator Morsels in A Spicy Tomato Based Stew

Ingredients
  • 4 cups alligator meat, cut into small bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. parsley
  • 1 cup water
  • 1- 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
    In a cooking pot add oil and lightly brown the alligator meat. Add chopped vegetables, Rotel tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are wilted. Add water, cover pot and cook over medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until meat is tender. Serve over rice.

    You can always Google 'alligator meat' and find a few reputable outlets that will be happy to accommodate you on your next order. Here is an example: Alligator All White Tail Meat - 5 lbs.

    Alligator
    Atchafalaya Swamp Alligator
    When you order your product you should insist on fresh lean meat from young farm-raised gators...and not from an old timer like the one shown here.

    A friend of mine who manages an exotic game ranch near New Boston, Texas snapped the first photo while visiting my "coozan" (cousin) down in the swamps of Butte La Rose, Louisiana.


    The second photo depicts a 14'1" gator which Carlos had mounted and elevated near the ceiling of his guest lounge. (poor duck)


    14'1" Alligator
    If you are ever down there [in Butte LaRose] be sure to look him up. He'll treat you so many ways you are bound to like one of 'em. Everyone knows him as Carlos the shrimp man, and yes ... he still sells and delivers door-to-door. He's been doing it for over 40 years. You can't miss his heavy Cajun accent, either ... and his zest for life!



    Carlos Daigle - Shrimp Man
    In the photo above Carlos is holding a large soft-shell turtle which was caught near his home on the levee road next to the Atchafalaya Swamp in Henderson, Louisiana.



    Enjoy!

    KT 


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    2 comments:

    1. Hi...I just discovered your site...I was researching Alligator meat; because I'm making a stew with some Gator meat I bought today.

      I will let you know how it turns out...

      Deb
      The Gourmet Farm Girl
      www.thegourmetfarmgirl.com

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    2. Great! I hope it turns out gooood for ya. If you keep your heat on medium or below, then everything should turn out fine. Remember to stir occasionally. I have a question: Did you buy the alligator meat online or locally? Thanks for your comments. Please subscribe to our site. We are always coming up with something original and tasty.

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