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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Smothered Alligator

2 pounds alligator meat, cut into bit-sized pieces
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
  salt and pepper
Sauté onions in oil until golden brown; add bell pepper and celery and sauté until tender. Add meat, bay leaf, basil, salt and pepper and simmer for 40 minutes. Add parsley and shallots about 5 minutes before serving.

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