I went to the grocery this evening with Schawee's recipe for alligator sauce picante in hand. Now when Schawee cooks, he don't cook for a few people now, more like an army!
Shoulda seen the stuff I put in that basket!
Gonna make a huge pot real soon.
Some replies: The mega giant supreme deluxe 2lb plus world famous (well, in my world) gargantuan (did I say huge? :-D) vanilla shake is $4.25
After I finished off the shrimp po-boy I couldn't eat all the shake in one sitting. I was too stuffed!
These particular gator's hides weren't quite as tough and leathery like I thought they'd be. Schawee says when they get bigger the hide gets much tougher.
I have only had it fried thus far & it was very good, at least my second batch was. My first batch, I put too much in which dropped the oil's temperature so that batch came out a little chewy. However, I saw my error and corrected it on the next batch which was crispy on the outside and tender inside.
I made a sauce for dipping, it was good yeah!
To me, cleaning an alligator is like a cross between a deer and an alligator gar, The meat is very light colored and no smell.
It was back to bees today.
Wish I was in the swamp today, but had fun with the bees.