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Alligator Sauce Piquante

Alligator Sauce Piquante Recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds alligator meat*
  • Dollop of bottled steak sauce
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 8 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt (optional)
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Chop alligator meat into small strips; add a dollop of steak sauce, to coat. Heat some of the shortening in a large saucepot or Dutch oven; add alligator and brown. Remove meat; set aside.
  2. Add remaining shortening and flour; mix well. add onion, green pepper, scallion and celery; sauté slowly until vegetables are tender. Add tomato sauce and tomato paste; mix well. Add cayenne pepper and water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in reserved alligator meat. Cook 1 hour, or until meat is tender. Add salt to taste.
  4. Serve over cooked rice.

 NOTE: Any fowl or seafood can be used in place of the alligator meat.

Serve with Southern Mustard Greens if desired. Cornbread is also great with this!

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