- 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
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.
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.
Atchafalaya Swamp Alligator
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)
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!
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.
Carlos Daigle - Shrimp Man