Gator Tail Picadillo

Gator Tail Picadillo
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Gator Tail Picadillo

Rosalie Freudes - Smoke Alarm Media

Gator Tail Picadillo

It's the meat that tastes like chicken (of course) and smells like fish, but you won't smell a thing because I cook ground gator meat in a mixture of herbs and spices, like cinnamon, cumin, and oregano. This is a great dish to try if you're in the mood to take a walk on the wild side.

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Directions

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and bay leaves and sauté until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste, stir to incorporate, and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the alligator meat and sauté until cooked, breaking up with the back of a fork, about 7 minutes. Add the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, golden raisins, green olives, red-wine vinegar, cinnamon sticks, oregano, cumin, and cayenne. Simmer until the picadillo thickens, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Discard the bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Serve warm on top of white rice.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

726 kcal

Daily value:

36%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 81 g
  • Protein 43 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 26 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 957 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 71 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 6 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 7 µg
  • Alanine 2 g
  • Arginine 3 g
  • Ash 4 g
  • Aspartic acid 4 g
  • Calcium, Ca 82 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 5 µg
  • Carotene, beta 373 µg
  • Cholesterol 128 mg
  • Choline, total 11 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 16 µg
  • Cystine 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 10 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 6 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 7 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 55 µg
  • Folate, food 29 µg
  • Folate, total 44 µg
  • Folic acid 15 µg
  • Glutamic acid 6 g
  • Glycine 2 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 4 mg
  • Isoleucine 2 g
  • Kaempferol 1 mg
  • Leucine 3 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 631 µg
  • Lysine 3 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 66 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Methionine 1 g
  • Niacin 17 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 2 mg
  • Phenylalanine 2 g
  • Phosphorus, P 379 mg
  • Phytosterols 1 mg
  • Potassium, K 812 mg
  • Proline 2 g
  • Quercetin 1 mg
  • Retinol 36 µg
  • Selenium, Se 51 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 728 mg
  • Sucrose 1 g
  • Sugars, total 22 g
  • Threonine 2 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 2 g
  • Water 209 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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