Blackened Alligator Steaks

Prep Time: 1/2 hour

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves 4 


1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder

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

3 tablespoons butter, melted
4 Alligator steaks, from the tail



Mix seasoning in a bowl and pour onto a plate.

Brush steaks with melted butter and lightly coat both sides of each steak with seasoning 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 melted butter, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.


(Notes:  With thicker steaks, it may be necessary to finish in a moderate over 350 for 4 to 5 minutes.)