Smothered Louisiana Alligator With Brown Rice

Smothered Louisiana Alligator With Brown Rice

Recipe: Smothered Louisiana Alligator With Brown Rice

Summary: Smothered Louisiana Alligator

Ingredients

  • Olive oil cooking spray as needed
  • 12 oz. Red onion, medium dice
  • 12 oz. Celery, medium dice
  • 12 oz. Green and red bell pepper, med dice
  • 12 oz. Mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups White wine
  • 6 cups Water
  • 12 oz. Clam juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • Louisiana Alligator, cut into medallions 1 oz. each, pounded thin 2¼ lb.
  • 4 Tbsp. Fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 12 oz. Half-and-half
  • 9 cups Brown rice, prepared, hot
  • 4 Tbsp. Flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Spray nonstick sauté pan with cooking spray and heat.
  2. Add vegetables and cayenne pepper. Toss for 1 minute.
  3. Deglaze with wine and add 6 cups clam juice. Bring to simmer.
  4. Blend 12 oz. clam juice with cornstarch and add to mixture. Add Louisiana Alligator medallions, basil, parsley and half-and-half.
  5. Simmer until thickened and alligator is cooked on all sides.
  6. Mound rice in center of serving plates/bowls; spoon alligator and sauce around rice.
  7. Garnish each serving with 1 tsp. parsley.

Photo and recipe adapted from Louisiana Seafood

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