Updated: Jul 25, 2019
If you have been wondering how to cook Aligator Fillets, then you have come to the right place! Before testing a new recipe, I always go on a journey to understand and comprehend the nature of the dish. In this case, for the Alligator meat, I went so far as to travel 2 hours to try an amazing BBQ Alligator; however, when I got there, they had run out of it. Bummer!
I had to continue searching for a good Gator until I found the right place! Not only did I had an Alligator Po-boy, but also I had some deep fried Alligator as an appetizer! I have to admit it was a quite perplexing flavor. People´s bias is relating any non-beef & non-sea protein to having a chicken-like flavor; however, while they are somewhat right, they are also wrong. Let´s get to it!
This will is going to be quite ironic, given the fact that this blog is called Hybrid Recipe, but the flavor and texture of Aligator indeed taste like a hybridization between chicken and fish.
Depending on the type of body part that you eat, it´s texture will range between more chicken-like to more fish-like.
When I first opened the package, you get hit by a very strong chicken-like smell multiplied by a 100. What does that mean from the bat? It means that Alligator is a very gamey protein. As a result, the way you cook it will be crucial to how it will turn out.
At that moment, I understood why most restaurants give you a deep-fried Alligator appetizer with a sweet & sour spicy-mayo sauce. That is when I realized that it was time to follow the American Tradition of deep frying it while giving it a Korean & Mexican twist that can be loved by everyone! However, when it came to deep frying, I wanted to honor one of my favorite foods of all time, which is Panda Express´ Orange Chicken.
Based on this, I decided on the ideal coating for the gator fillets!
That is the story of how Hybrid Recipe Created this dish, a bit of traveling, failure, disappointment, inspiration, experimentation, passion, and personal preferences!
I hope you enjoy this post!
Have a wonderful day!
Korean BBQ Sauce 1 Arbol Chili (seedless) 1 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Cloves (Small) 6 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 4 Tablespoons Honey 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil 1 Tablespoon Sake Juice from 1 Pear Blend until Smooth
Alligator Meat (1 Pound) Chop gator meat into 2 inch squares
Cover in 1 Egg White & Mix Add 1/2 Flour + 1/2 Cornstarch & Mix Fry in medium high heat Remove after 4 minutes
Cook Korean BBQ Sauce on Pan (Medium High Heat) Until it starts boiling Add Mixture 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch 2 Tablespoons Water Mix until thick Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons Water
Add Fried Alligator
Place Friend Alligator on Flour Tortillas Add Cilantro & Onion Squeeze Lime for Flavor
About this Recipe
Have you ever wondered: How to cook Alligator?
Everyone loves a good barbecue! However, have you ever thought of eating the crocodile’s closest cousin the gator? Now is your chance to learn how to cook gator meat in an internationally hybridized way. How does this work? Simply by combining the elements of American, Korean, Mexican, and Chinese American Food.