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Citrus Garlic Gator

After spending my weekend watching Swamp Wars, which is a great show, I really want to try alligator.  I found a few places online, like where you can order it and have it shipped right to your door. I’ll have to pick up a few pounds of rib and tail meat and give this recipe a try.

The "Merican Gata'The “Merican Gata’


  • 2-3 lbs Alligator meat, cubed
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro, minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Garlic, minced


  1. Toss alligator meat with Lemon and Lime Juice, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour to marinate.
  2. Squeeze any excess liquid from Alligator and place into a large bowl. Season with Salt, Pepper and Seasoning, then coat with flour. Remove Alligator, shake off excess flour, and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add Alligator, and cook until firm and opaque, 5 to 6 minutes. Add Cilantro and stir for 1 minute. Place Alligator into serving dish, then pour Wine into skillet and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour sauce over Alligator to serve.

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