Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil

  2. 1 pound alligator meat -- cut in

  3. 2" strips emeril's essence -- seenote

  4. 1/4 cup chopped onions

  5. 1/4 cup chopped green onions

  6. 1/4 cup chopped celery

  7. 1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers

  8. 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeno peppers

  9. 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic

  10. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  11. 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

  12. 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  13. 2 bay leaves

  14. 2 1/2 cups peeled -- seeded and chopped -- tomatoes

  15. 3 cups chicken stock

  16. 1 pinch cayenne pepper salt -- to taste freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste

  17. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  18. 2 cups cooked white rice

  19. 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : In a saucepan, heat the olive oil. Season the alligator meat with Emeril's Essence. When the oil is hot, sear the alligator meat. Add the onions, green onions, celery, bell peppers, jalapenos, and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the herbs and continue sauteing for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and stock. Season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Simmer the sauce for about 30 minutes or until the alligator meat is tender. Stir in the butter. Remove remove 2 cups of the sauce and puree until smooth and set aside. This is a sauce for the "Whole Roasted Chicken Stuffed With Dirty Rice" (the recipe for which is also included in this collection). Spoon the remaining alligator sauce piquant over white rice in a shallow bowl. Garnish with green onions and Emeril's Esse


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