This dish features the most menacing animal from the water.
Alligator meat does not taste like chicken. The best part to eat is the
tail meat. You need to make sure that the meat is free of fat, which can
lead to a gamy taste. Sauce Picante is a spicy tomato sauce. It is great
with any meat, especially chicken.
2 pounds Alligator Tail meat cubed
1 cup Vegetable Oil
2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning
1 cup Flour
2 cups Onions chopped
2 cups Celery chopped
2 cups Green Bell Peppers chopped
2 tablespoons Garlic chopped
1 29 ounce can Tomato Sauce
1 28 ounce can Rotel Tomatoes
3 teaspoons Dark Brown Sugar
2 cups Seafood Stock, Chicken Stock or Chicken Broth
3 Bay Leaves
2 teaspoons Fresh Thyme chopped
2 teaspoons Fresh Oregano chopped
3 teaspoons Fresh Basil chopped
2 teaspoons Salt
2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
Season the meat well with Creole Seasoning. In a large pot,
heat oil over low-medium heat. Brown meat in oil. Remove the meat
and make a roux using the fat and flour, cooking it to a medium brown
color. Add onions, celery and bell pepper. When the pot is somewhat
cooled, add the garlic and sauté the vegetables over medium heat
until tender. Add tomato sauce, Rotel, seafood stock and brown sugar.
Cook for 3 minutes. Add the seasonings and simmer until thickened
and meat is tender. Serve over hot rice.