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Florida Seafood Recipe

Speared Gator

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Ingredients  
2 pounds alligator meat
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
1 teaspoon paprika
12 wooden skewers
 
Preparation
Cut alligator meat into approximately 1 inch by 1 inch cubes. Place four to five pieces of the meat on each wooden skewer until all the meat is used. Put skewers in a flat bottom glass container and set aside. Combine next five ingredients and mix well. Brush mixture onto spears, making sure they are coated on all sides. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. Cook 6 to 8 inches over medium hot coals for 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Can be served hot or cold.

Yield
approximately 12 gator spears

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 78, Calories From Fat 9, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 36mg, Total Carbohydrate1g , Protein 16g

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