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Jerked Louisiana Alligator Bites with Chipotle Mango Lime Dipping Sauce

You’ve had jerk chicken, now try jerked alligator—and don’t forget the intensely flavorful dipping sauce.

Cooking/Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Alligator, Appetizer

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  • 2 lbs. Louisiana alligator, cut into 1 oz. cubes
  • 1/2 cup mango, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chipotle seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 8 oz. Greek style yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 cup jerk seasoning
  • 1/2 cup green onion, cut thinly on a bias


1.) Puree mango with chipotle seasoning, lime juice and yogurt. Hold refrigerated until needed. 

2.) Toss the cut Louisiana Alligator with the jerk seasoning.  Preheat a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat and sauté the alligator a few pieces at a time until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. 

3.) Remove alligator from pan; mound onto serving plates. Garnish with green onion. Serve with ramekins of chipotle-mango dipping sauce.