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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

Gator Tail Picadillo

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large white onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
6 bay leaves
2 pounds ground alligator tail meat
1/2 cup chicken stock
1  14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced and drained
3/4 cup tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups cooked white rice

In large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and bay leaves; sauté 5 minutes until onions are soft. Add gator meat and sauté until cooked through. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer until picadillo thickens, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Discard bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Serve picadillo hot over white rice.

8 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 495, Calories From Fat 122, Total Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 1mg, Total Carbohydrates 38g, Protein 56g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.00g

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