Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lemon-Herb Alligator

I was looking for an unusual crockpot recipe for a family reunion. While on my search, I found this one. I don't plan to take it to the family reunion, but I just had to share it. It came from cdkitchen.

How will I ever get this thing into the crockpot?


3 pounds Alligator, cut into 1 inch cubes
leek (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 tablespoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup whipping cream
tarragon or sage springs; or chopped parsley
thin lemon slices


In a 3-quart or larger electric slow cooker, combine leek, garlic, tarragon, lemon peel, thyme, white pepper, and sage. Coat alligator cubes with flour, then add to cooker and pour in wine and lemon juice. Cover and cook at low setting until alligator is very tender when pierced (7 1/2 to 8 hours). 

In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cream; blend into stew. Increase cooker heat setting to high; cover and cook, stirring 2 to 3 minutes, until sauce is thickened (about 15 more minutes). Season to tUfaste with salt.

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