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Alligator Sauce Piquante Over Creamy Stone Ground Grits


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  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup stone-ground white grits
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound alligator meat cut 2" strips
  • Creole seasoning see * Note
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño peppers
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped peeled, seeded tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • Cayenne to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Freshly-ground white pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, green part only


Servings 4


Step 1

* Note: See the "Bayou Blast - { Creole Seasoning}" recipe which is included in this collection.

In a saucepan, over high heat, bring the milk and 2 tablespoons of the butter to a boil. Season with salt. Stir in the grits, reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally until the grits are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil. Season the alligator meat and flour with Creole seasoning. Toss the meat in the seasoned flour, coating completely. When the oil is hot, brown the alligator meat on all sides. Remove and set aside.

Add the onions, green onions, celery, bell peppers, jalapeños, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the herbs and bay leaves and continue sautéing for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and stock. Season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Add the alligator. Simmer the sauce for about 30 minutes or until the alligator meat is tender. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.

Stir the heavy cream into the grits. Season with salt and white pepper. To serve, spoon the grits in the center of each serving bowl. Spoon the alligator mixture over the grits. Garnish with green onions.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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