2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, diced
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds alligator (pork loin may be substituted), cut in 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup dry white wine
Salt to taste
Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet or frying pan over medium
heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until it begins to
turn golden. Add pepper flakes and alligator meat, increase heat
to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until meat turns
opaque and is cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes (if using pork, cook
5 minutes longer). Transfer meat to a warm platter or serving dish,
and keep warm.
Add the wine to the pan and scrape up any brown bits from the
bottom. Reduce the wine by two-thirds, season with salt, and pour
over the alligator . Serve immediately with steamed rice.
Yield: 4 servings.