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Blackened Alligator

Showcase alligator’s delicate flavor with smoky, spicy blackening seasoning.

Cooking/Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves 8

Alligator, Entree

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  • 2 lbs. alligator tail meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 5 Tbsp. Jay's Blackening Mix (recipe follows)
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • White rémoulade (for serving)


1.) Place a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until very hot, about 7 minutes. In a large bowl, add alligator meat, and toss with Jay’s Blackening Mix.

2.) Add canola oil to the skillet, and carefully add alligator in batches. Let cook until meat is blackened and releases easily, 2 to 3 minutes. When it releases, turn each piece, and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove alligator from the skillet, and serve hot with white rémoulade.