How Zimmern Likes It from Best Alligator Recipes Slideshow

Best Alligator Recipes Slideshow

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First, a Word of Caution

Alligator gets pretty tough and dry when overcooked. Says Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, "Alligator is one of the most abused foods on the planet. Most often served fried after being frozen for an age and a half, it's gimmicky fare under most conditions. You see overcooked alligator ribs, crispy nuggets, oily sausage… the list goes on and on. That's unfortunate because when it's fresh, and filleted properly, and then cooked with just a hint of finesse, anyone who tastes it can see the possibilities for this stunning alternative protein." So make sure to use high-quality alligator meat, and don't overcook it!