FINALLY got an opportunity to have a little alligator...

Well, I finally was able to visit  Chef Prudomme's Cajun restaurant  and have a taste of some alligator tail. 

I wasn't expecting anything overly odd and wasn't  disappointed.  It WAS heavily soaked in andouille sausage and sauce on a bed of Jambalaya style rice; so it was rather spicy although not overly so IMHO.

Although it was different, it wasn't SO different as to taste odd in any way. I enjoyed it actually, but the price is a bit beyond my reach normally.



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I've never had it, but they actually sell the meat in supermarkets down here. Did have some yummy fried oysters for brunch today.
Goodhart (author)  Tool Using Animal6 years ago
Well, with a $30 off coupon, the bill for my wife and I still came to over $18

I did like the spiciness of it though :-)

My wife had a sea food pasta thing...

If I get a chance to return to the place,  I will be trying the Crawdad claws and tails  :-)
.  Crawdads are delicious (I love 'em boiled), but, unless those are some huge mudbugs, there's not enough meat in the claws to bother with. Bon appetite!
I've never tried them - is it easy to cook them yourself? What do you do, just rinse them and throw them in boiling water?
oh please jeebus don't ever just BOIL crawfish (or crabs for that matter). and if you're planning on steaming them, just go ahead and save yourself some time and just throw your money directly in the trash.

the secret to boiled crabs and boiled crawfish can be found in two places. one is old bay seasoning and the other is zatarain's crab boil. put both in the pot and boil away. you can't go wrong with old bay and zatarain's.
Sounds like you don't like the flavor of crabs or crawfish. Want some ketchup to smother them in? ;-)
i don't like the lack of flavor that comes from steaming shellfish.
Goodhart (author)  crapflinger6 years ago
Indeed....I have had enough "blue crab" to know just how little taste there is in the meat if it is not seasoned well. And yes, steaming them with the old bay both in the water and on the crabs themselves seems necessary to get them to have a little taste (not to mention getting enough of the seasoning on your hands so you can't avoid getting it into your mouth ;-)
Lol - I'll keep that in mind. I like old bay, and I think I also like zatarain, so that sounds good.
and throw the cover on real quick.. Don't wan't to hear those tiny little screams...
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