Blackened Alligator Steaks
Source of Recipe
Master Chef Don Easley
List of Ingredients
4 Alligator steaks, from the tail (about 6 ounces each)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix seasonings in a bowl. Pour onto a plate.
Brush steaks with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Dip both sides of each steak into season mix.
Place a dry, heavy cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
Place steak in pan and sear for 2 minutes; turn, brush with remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. (With thicker steaks, it may be necessary to finish in a moderate over for 4 to 5 minutes.)