Alligator Sauce Piquante

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Need to impress some out-of-town visitors with your culinary chops, but don’t have all day? Wow them with an authentic and rib-sticking alligator dish! With Louisiana Fish Fry Shrimp Creole and Gumbo Bases, you can craft an authentic Louisiana dinner they’ll definitely write home about.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Louisiana Fish Fry Products Shrimp Creole Base
  • 1 bag Louisiana Fish Fry Products Gumbo Base
  • 4 lbs. alligator tail meat
  • 5 Tbsp. butter
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2.5 quarts cold water

    PREPARATION

    In a large pot, melt butter and add Creole Base. Mix well and simmer 2 minutes. Add tomato paste and mix well. Slice alligator into bite-size pieces and add to the pot. Simmer 5 minutes. Add Gumbo Base to cold water, mixing well. Pour mixture into pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Serve over hot rice. ENJOY!

    PRO TIPS

    Deep Fry

    Choose an oil with a high smoke point for deep-frying. Peanut oil is the iconic Southern choice. Vegetable oil can work, too. Add a bit of bacon drippings to pump up the flavor!

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    Keep all seafood below 40 degrees, in the coldest part of your refrigerator, for one or two days at most. Exceptions include live oysters, which can keep up to a week if stored cupped side down, wrapped in damp towels or newspapers. Live crawfish should be cooked on the day they’re purchased.

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