*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                          Alligator Sauce Picante
 
 Recipe By     : From Cookbook USA
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      lb            alligator meat
    4      tbl           flour
    3                    mediun        onions -- chopped
    2      medium        bell peppers -- chopped
    4      cloves        garlic -- minced
    3      cans          rotel tomatoes
    1      8 oz can      tomato paste
    4      ribs          celery -- chopped
    1      qt            chicken stock
                         salt, red pepper, black pepper -- to taste
    4      tbl           oil
    1 1/2  bunches       green onions -- chopped
    4                    bay leaves
    1      stick         butter
    1      slice         lemon -- (thin)
      1/4  c             parsley
 
 With oil and flour, make a roux.  Add onions, celery, and bell pepper
 and simmer for about 3 minutes.  Add tomato paste and rotel tomatoes and
 simmer an additional 30 minutes.  Add garlic, meat, and chicken stock. 
 Simmer 25 minutes.  Add green onions, bay leaf, salt, red and black
 pepper and cook 20 minutes.  Add parsley, butter and lemon slice and
 simmer 20 minutes more.  (98 minutes total)  Serve over rice.  Note:  To
 prepare alligator meat for the above recipe, get meat from other than
 tail.  Place in boiling water for 5 minutes.  Remove meat from water and
 flush thoroughly with fresh water.  Place meat in a cast iron pot and
 saute in a little oil until lightly brown.  Remove from pot, discard oil
 and use in above recipe.  These procedures are said to remove the
 'fishy' taste from the alligator meat. Posted on Kitmailbox by
 CHICAGOAAA@aol.com
 
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