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                     Alligator Stewed In Sauce Piquant
 Recipe By     : Emeril Lagasse
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Alligator
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      tablespoons   Olive oil
    1      pound         Alligator meat -- cut in 2 strips
                         Emeril’s Essence -- see * Note
      1/4  cup           Chopped onions
      1/4  cup           Chopped green onions
      1/4  cup           Chopped celery
      1/4  cup           Chopped green bell peppers
    2      tablespoons   Minced seeded jalapeno peppers
    1 1/2  tablespoons   Minced garlic
    2      tablespoons   Chopped fresh basil
    2      teaspoons     Chopped fresh thyme
    2      teaspoons     Chopped fresh oregano
    2                    Bay leaves
    2 1/2  cups          Peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes
    3      cups          Chicken stock
    1      pinch         Cayenne pepper
                         Salt -- to taste
                         Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste
    2      tablespoons   Unsalted butter
    2      cups          cooked   White rice
    2      tablespoons   Chopped green onions
   * Note:  See the “Emeril’s Essence Information” recipe which is included
 in this collection.
    In a saucepan, heat the olive oil.  Season the alligator meat with
 Emeril’s Essence.  When the oil is hot, sear the alligator meat.  Add the
 onions, green onions, celery, bell peppers, jalapenos, and garlic.  Saute
 for 2 minutes.  Add the herbs and continue sauteing for 1 minute.  Stir in
 the tomatoes and stock.  Season with cayenne, salt and pepper.  Simmer the
 sauce for about 30 minutes or until the alligator meat is tender.  Stir in
 the butter.
    Remove remove 2 cups of the sauce and puree until smooth and set aside.
 This is a sauce for the “Whole Roasted Chicken Stuffed With Dirty Rice” (the
 recipe for which is also included in this collection).
    Spoon the remaining alligator sauce piquant over white rice in a shallow
 bowl.  Garnish with green onions and Emeril’s Essence.
    This recipe yields 4 appetizer servings.
    Recipe Source:
 ESSENCE OF EMERIL  with Emeril Lagasse
 From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # EE-2396 broadcast 10-08-1996)
 Downloaded from their Web-Site  -  http://www.foodtv.com
   Formatted for MasterCook by MR MAD, aka Joe Comiskey  -
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