Smothered Louisiana Alligator over Brown Rice Courtesy Louisiana Seafood for Life “Smothered” is a classic Louisiana way to prepare everything from okra to turkey legs—here, alligator gets the delicious treatment. Cook/Prep Time: 20 MinutesServings: 6, 393 Calories per serving Ingredients 1¼ lbs. - Louisiana Alligator, cut into 1-oz. pieces, pounded thin Cooking spray as needed ¾ cup - Red onion, medium-diced ¾ cup - Celery, medium-diced ½ cup - Green bell pepper, medium-diced ½ cup - Red bell pepper, medium-diced ¾ cup - Button mushrooms, sliced 1 Tbsp. - Cayenne pepper 4¼ cups - Clam juice 1 Tbsp. - Cornstarch 2 Tbsp. - Fresh basil, chopped 3 Tbsp. - Flat leaf parsley, minced, divided ¼ cup - Half & Half 2 cups - Brown rice, cooked, warm 1 Tbsp. - Parsley, minced Directions Spray nonstick sauté pan with cooking spray and heat. Add vegetables, saute for 1 minute. Add cayenne pepper; saute for 1 minute. Add 4 cups of clam juice, reserving 1/4 cup; bring to a simmer. Mix 1/4 cup clam juice with cornstarch and stir; add to the simmering pan. Add Louisiana Alligator, basil, 2 tbsp. of parsley and half & half, simmer until alligator is cooked, 5-6 minutes. In individual serving bowls, place 1/2 cup of brown rice. Spoon alligator and sauce over rice. Garnish with 1 Tbsp. parsley. Show off your culinary skills. Share pictures of your finished dish on social media and tag them with #LouisianaSeafood!