The waters of Greenfield Lake are teeming with alligators. Well, maybe not teeming, but they are there. And while some gators call the Port City home, these prehistoric creatures have managed to stay off of diners’ plates at local restaurants. After some calling around, there don’t seem to be any restaurants that feature this exotic meat.
Alligator is said to “taste like chicken,” but many others compare the taste to frog legs or pork. In Cajun cuisine, alligator is used quite a bit. It can be fried, grilled, braised, made into patties — the possibilities are endless. Ken Blevins, StarNews photographer and host of In the Kitchen with Ken recently made alligator tail tacos for his show.
Alligator might not be on any menus here in town, but for those who want to try their hand at making some at home, frozen tail meat can be purchased at Eagle Island Fruit and Seafood, (910) 762-1193.
If any readers know of a restaurant serving gator, please let us know by posting comments below.
Date posted: August 13, 2010
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