The Main Ingredient Of The Dish: Alligator

Alligator is an exciting and flavorful main ingredient for a variety of delicious dishes. Here are five recipes that star alligator as the main ingredient:

1. Alligator Étouffée – This Cajun classic is made with a creamy base of onion, bell pepper and celery with succulent pieces of alligator cooked in a spicy roux.

2. Alligator Fricassee – This traditional French dish is cooked with mushrooms, garlic, parsley, leeks, white wine and clove-studded onions. The alligator is slowly simmered until tender and it is served with a side of rice or potatoes.

3. Alligator Po’ Boy – A twist on the classic sandwich, this po’ boy is filled with crispy-fried alligator strips and garnished with a tangy rémoulade sauce.

4. Grilled Alligator Kabobs – An exotic take on the classic kabob, these are made with chunks of alligator that are marinated in olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. The alligator is then skewered and grilled until golden brown.

5. Alligator Gumbo – A hearty stew made with a rich roux and seasoned with celery, onion and bell pepper. The alligator is cooked until tender, then served over a bed of steamed white rice.