Alligator Stew


1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 quart cut up alligator meat
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1 10-ounce can tomatoes with green chilies
salt and pepper
1 cup cooked rice

Put vegetable oil and alligator meat in heavy 4 quart cooking pot. Add chopped vegetables, parsley and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cover pot and cook over medium heat for one hour. Serve over hot cooked rice. Preparation time: 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Although I have never had alligator meat (and I have NO desire to even try it - I have heard that it tastes like chicken - so you can substitute chicken for the alligator meat!) I can just imagine my butcher’s face if I asked for alligator meat!!! LOL