Alligator is a freshwater reptile. Its white meat is from the tail. For that reason, it is a tender, juicy tenderloin that is mild in flavor, low in fat and high in protein. The tail meat is most often compared to the taste of chicken and similar in texture of veal. The majority of alligators come from freshwater in the southeast United States with Louisiana having the largest alligator population in the United States.
Thaw frozen Alligator white meat in the refrigerator. Often served as an appetizer, try cutting it into bit-size pieces and frying it. Pair with an aioli or your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy a Louisiana favorite.