Alligator Chili: A Treat For Curious Eaters
(NAPSA) – It’s time to set the record straight on an often misunderstood Louisiana delicacy.
Those who are leery of trying Louisiana alligator meat often fear that the flavor will be too exotic, but Chef John Folse, a Louisiana restaurateur, knows otherwise. ‘Alligator is one of those swamp floor pantry ingredients that adapt so well to all of the cooking techniques in Southern cooking,’ said Folse. ‘So whether served in a classic fashion or smothered in a sauce piquante, the flavor of alligator is excellent.’
Folse introduces curious eaters to alligator meat at his restaurant, Lafitte’s Landing at Bittersweet Plantation in Donaldsonville, La. It is here that Chef Folse serves alligator sausage as an appetizer. The meat’s leanness and versatility have put its popularity on the rise, and alligator meat is appearing in kitchens just as notable as Chef John Folse’s around the country. This recipe is from his cookbook The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine:
Prep Time: 1.5 Hours