|Written by Bill Hanks|
I usually don't write much about food.¬† However, when I was in the military, a fellow recruit invited me to his home for Alligator Stew.¬†
At first, I thought that he was kidding.¬† As it turned out, he wasn't.¬† I thought about it first.¬† Usually, it is the Alligator that eats the man, not vice verse.Should I try it or politely decline.¬† Since I was his guest, I didn't want to upset anyone.¬† To my surprise, it was very good.¬† This article will give you a recipe and explain how to make your own Alligator Stew.
4 cups of alligator meat cut up to bite size.¬† 1/2 cup of oil.¬† 1 large chopped onion.¬† 1/2 cup of chopped green onions.¬† 1 large bell pepper chopped, (either green, red or yellow).¬† 2 Tbs of parsley. 1 cup of water.¬† 1-10 ounce can of Rotel tomatoes.¬† Salt and pepper to taste.
Step One;¬† Brown the alligator in a pan with the oil.¬† Don't burn it.¬† Add all chopped vegetables, tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.¬† Cook until vegetables are withered.¬† Add water and cover the pot with a lid.¬† Cook on medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes.¬† Medium is a necessity.¬† When the alligator meat is tender, serve it over rice,¬† (brown or white).
Note;¬† You can google "alligator meat"and discover where to get it.¬† Shipping can be rather expensive.¬† When you order, demand fresh farm raised lean alligator meat.¬†
Some individuals say that alligator tastes a little like turtle.¬† It is a good white meat.¬† Some people add different Cajun spices to their stew.
Here are a couple of web sites.¬† www.exoticmeats.com , www.foodreference.com¬†