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Cajun Alligator Tail with Lemon Butter

Cajun Alligator Tail with Lemon Butter


  • 2 lbs alligator tail meat, sliced thin

Lemon Butter:

  • 1 1/2 ts Lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ts Parsley; dried
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Parsley; fresh chopped OR 1/2 ts Onion powder
  • 1/4 lb Butter/margarine
  • 2 lb Alligator tail; slice thin
  • Cayenne pepper to taste



  1. Over low heat in small saucepan, melt margarine or butter and stir in the remaining ingredients; DON'T LET IT BOIL. Let heat through, then serve immediately.

Yield: About 1/2 cup


  1. Lay alligator slices on a flat broiler pan, and place about 6 inches from the heating element.
  2. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes or until done.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven and brush the top of the meat with the lemon-butter sauce, making sure to coat the entire surface.
  4. Serve immediately.

4 servings

Source: Justin Wilson's "Homegrown Louisiana Cooking"

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