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Alligator Sauce Piquante

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Alligator, Main Dishes

Servings: 6

Alligator Sauce Piquante

    Alligator Sauce Piquante
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons bleached all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups seeded and chopped plum tomatoes
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Emeril’s Red Pepper Sauce or other hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds alligator meat, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (green and white parts)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Perfect Rice, hot

Heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil in large heavy nonstick pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Stir in the onions, bell peppers, celery, salt, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne, and bay leaves.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft and lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of the flour and cook, stirring, to cook the flour without browning, 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, Worcestershire, and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low.

Place several pieces of alligator meat at a time on a work surface covered with plastic wrap. Cover the meat with plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 2-inch strips.

Combine the remaining 1/2 cup flour and the Essence in a medium bowl. Dredge the alligator pieces in the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the meat and fry until golden brown, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Transfer to a platter. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the skillet and repeat with the remaining alligator.

Add the meat to the sauce. Increase the heat under the sauce to medium-high and bring to a gentle rolling boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender, about 2 hours. Remove and discard the bay leaves.

To serve, spoon the rice into soup bowls, top with the meat and sauce, and garnish with the green onions and parsley.

Yield: 6 servings

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Alligator Sauce Piquante

Serves 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 449.71 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.5 g 39.2%
Saturated Fat 5.25 g 26.3%
Trans Fat 0.28 g
Cholesterol 75.04 mg 25%
Sodium 699.76 mg 29.2%
Total Carbohydrate 25.91 g 8.6%
Dietary Fiber 3.35 g 13.4%
Sugars 7.23 g
Protein 30.95 g
Vitamin A 8.58 % Vitamin C 42.61 %
Calcium 6.52 % Iron 25.02 %

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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