How ironic is it that most people consider alligators to be predators, yet we find it so often on our dinner tables? The alligator was discovered in our area over five centuries ago by the Spanish; they used to be called el lagarto. Males usually range from 11-14ft weighing in at 300-1000 lbs. Females are a bit smaller at about 8.5-10ft long. The world’s largest alligator is recorded at over 19ft long weighing over 2000lbs.
Last season’s premiere of Swamp People really made alligator a hot commodity. The show gives people a chance to see firsthand how gator hunting is done. We had a chance to meet some of the stars of the show…let’s just say they’re definitely authentic! The second season has officially kicked off; if you haven’t had a chance yet, you should definitely check it out on Thursdays on the History Channel.
Though we very much enjoy our Cajun crawfish in the south, we defiantly love to indulge ourselves in all kinds of our Cajun meats. Alligator meat is very lean and nutritious. Chefs all around the world have used this meat in their dishes. Whether the alligator meat is barbequed, fried, grilled or added to a gravy like a stew, jambalaya, or sauce picante it’s always given great reviews! Though we very much enjoy our Cajun crawfish in the south, we defiantly love to indulge ourselves in all kinds of our Cajun meats.