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Creole-Style Alligator

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes


12-15 people

This alligator-style gumbo is mixed with a blend of bell pepper, onions, celery and some Cajun spices for intense flavor, and best served over a bed of rice.

Creole-Style Alligator

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  • 4 Pounds Alligator Meat

  • 4 Tablespoons Margarine

  • 1 Cup Bell Pepper, Chopped

  • 1 Cup Onions, Chopped

  • 2 Cups Celery, Chopped

  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour

  • 3 Dashes Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning

  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

  • 2 Cans Tomatoes

  • 3 Whole Bay Leaves

  • 8 Whole Cloves

  • 1/3 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

  • 2/3 Cup White Wine

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  1. In a Dutch oven, melt margarine and add bell pepper, onions and celery.
  2. Sauté for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add flour and blend thoroughly.
  4. Add tomatoes gradually while stirring.
  5. Add Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning, sugar, bay leaves, cloves and hot pepper sauce.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add alligator meat to mixture and return to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove from heat; discard bay leaves and cloves.
  10. Stir in lemon juice and white wine.
  11. Serve over steamed rice.

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