Alligator Scallopini With Caper Mushroom Sauce

"Can use center cut pork if gator is not available. Alligator is a lean meat that is low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein. It is available in a variety of cuts, including tail meat fillets, ribs, nuggets, and wings. Tail meat, the choicest cut, is a mild-flavored white meat that has a texture similar to veal. Ribs, nuggets, and wings are darker meat with a stronger taste and a texture similar to pork shoulder. Alligator meat is versatile and can be used in just about any recipe as a substitute for chicken, pork, veal, or fish. Alligator meat is usually purchased frozen, but it is also available fresh. Thaw frozen meat in the refrigerator and use promptly. Use a meat mallet to tenderize fillets and flatten the meat to your desired thickness. Florida alligator meat can be ground or finely chopped to make sausage, patties, or taco filling. Alligator’s mild flavor is easily enhanced with seasonings, sauces, and marinades."
photo by Douglas Poe photo by Douglas Poe
photo by Douglas Poe
photo by Douglas Poe photo by Douglas Poe
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  • 1 -2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb alligator fillets or 1 lb center-cut pork loin, thinly sliced and pounded
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 14 cup white wine
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon season salt
  • 12 teaspoon garlic


  • Slice the alligator/center cut pork meat into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Pound thin between plastic wrap with a meat mallet.
  • Sift together the flour season salt and garlic. . Lightly dredge the alligator / pork in seasoned flour shake off any excess.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add alligator/pork meat and sauté quickly, 1-2 minute per side. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add shallots to skillet and sauté 2 minutes.
  • Add white wine to skillet and deglaze by stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pan.
  • Stir in soup, and capers.
  • Simmer over low heat until sauce is smooth and thick.
  • Spoon caper mushroom sauce over alligator/pork fillets.

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