Alligator and andouille sauce piquante

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
5 pounds Alligator meat
Cajun seasoning
¼ cup Olive Oil; +1 tsp.
1¼ pounds Smoked andouille sausage; diced
1 can Tomato Sauce; 10oz.
⅓ cup Margarine
⅓ cup Dark Roux
¼ cup Chicken Base
4 cups Spanish Onion; chopped
1 cup Bell Pepper; chopped
1 cup Celery; diced
1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 tablespoons Jalapeno Pepper; diced
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Garlic; chopped
3 cups Fresh mushrooms; sliced
2 quarts Water
½ cup Green Onion Bottoms; chopped
½ cup Parsley; chopped
3 cups Rice; cooked
Mixture of cornstarch and water for
Thickening; optional

Rub both sides of alligator meat with Cajun seasoning and cut into 1 inch by 1 inch pieces. If possible, allow to marinate overnight. Brown alligator in olive oil over high heat. Remove from pot. Saute andouille in same oil for 5 minutes and remove from pot. Pour tomato suace into pot with remaining oil. Stir sauce over high heat until it is very brown, burned.

Keep stiring until a thick ball of paste forms. Add margarine, roux, chicken base, onions, bell pepper, celery, cayenne pepper, jalapeno peppers and sugar. Saute until onions are clear. Return alligator and andouille to pot. Add garlic, mushrooms and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat. Cook for 1 hour, adding water as needed. Once alligator is tender, add green onions and parsley. Cornstarch mixture may be added to thicken gravey. Serve over hot cooked rice. Chicken, squirrel, rabbit, turtle or duck may be substituted for the alligator. Regular smoked sausage may be substituted for the andouille. Festival: Festival International de Louisiane; April 25-30, 1995. Recipe: Prejean's Restaurant.

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #191 Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 06:14:30 -0400 From: billspa@... (Bill Spalding)

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