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Gator Tail Picadillo

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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6
Servings
440
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 1/4 Cup tomato paste
  • 2 Pounds ground alligator tail meat
  • 1 Cup chicken stock
  • Two 14 1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 Cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 Cups sliced, drained pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Cups cooked white rice, for serving

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving440
Total Fat20g30%
Sugar21gN/A
Saturated5g24%
Cholesterol96mg32%
Protein37g74%
Carbs34g11%
Vitamin A49µg5%
Vitamin B123µg57%
Vitamin B61mg61%
Vitamin C24mg40%
Vitamin D0.2µgN/A
Vitamin E4mg18%
Vitamin K18µg22%
Calcium128mg13%
Fiber6g24%
Folate (food)27µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)27µg7%
Iron6mg32%
Magnesium70mg18%
Monounsaturated12gN/A
Niacin (B3)10mg49%
Phosphorus417mg60%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium1248mg36%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg26.4%
Sodium977mg41%
Thiamin (B1)1mg63.8%
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc9mg58%