This is a Cajun recipe which makes a thick stew which is traditionally served over rice.
3 pounds alligator meat*
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.
Add remaining shortening and flour; mix well. add onion, green pepper, scallion and celery; sautÃ© 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.
Stir in reserved alligator meat. Cook 1 hour, or until meat is tender. Add salt to taste.
Serve over cooked rice.
NOTE: Any fowl or seafood can be used in place of the alligator meat.
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