Thursday * Alligator recipes

Good Morning – In my kitchen today

It’s Thursday food/ recipe post is a nod to my Son’s college. University of Louisiana is home to it’s own Swamp with an alligators . So today we celebrate the alligator :

Fried Alligator tenders :

1 pound alligator meat, cut into chunks (can substitute chicken or pork)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Flour, for dredging

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup hot sauce

1 bottle store bought ranch dressing, for dipping

  1. Heat a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly season gator meat with salt and pepper prior to dredging them in flour. Combine buttermilk and hot sauce into 1 mixture. Dip the gator meat into the buttermilk and hot sauce mixture and dip, once again, in flour. Then place in deep fryer until golden brown, just a couple minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve with ranch dressing.

Louisiana Grilled Alligator :

  • 1 pound alligator tails, cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 tablespoons The Original “Louisiana” Brand Hot Sauce™
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Lime wedges, to serve
  • 6 (6-inch) skewers
  • Add the Hot Sauce, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, garlic, olive oil, and parsley to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add the alligator tails to the bowl and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Mix the melted utter with the remaining Cajun seasoning.
  • Preheat the grill to 400°F.
  • Remove the alligator from the marinade and thread onto skewers.
  • Place the skewers directly onto grill and grill for 2 minutes, per side. Remove the skewers from the grill and drizzle with the melted butter.
  • Serve immediately.

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