Ivey House Gator Chowder

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 ounces bacon grease
  • 3 ounces clarified butter
  • 4 ounces diced, peeled potato
  • 4 ounces diced celery
  • 3 ounces diced red bell pepper
  • 3 ounces diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces port wine
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 ounces seafood base
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 pound trimmed, cubed alligator meat
Directions

In a medium saucepan, heat the bacon grease and butter over medium heat. Add the potatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add all remaining vegetables, then cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add the seasonings and flour. Cook for 3 additional minutes. Do not brown – leave blond. Add the port wine, water, and seafood base. Cook until the mixture thickens. Add the tomato sauce, and cook for 3 more minutes. Add the alligator meat. Cook for 5 more minutes – do not overcook the gator. Adjust seasoning, to taste. Serve in large soup bowls.

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