2 pounds alligator meat, cut in thin strips approx. 1"long x 1/4"thick 3/4 pound butter 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 stalks celery, chopped 1/2 cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 2 large cans stewed tomatoes 2 pounds okra, stem and cook separately until tender 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
Saute onions, garlic, peppers and celery in butter until soft. Add other ingredients, except okra, and simmer for 10 minutes in large covered iron pot. Add okra to other ingredients + some of okra cooking liquid and cook another 10 minutes. Add alligator meat and allow to cook over low heat until tender (approximately 1 hour). If gravy is too thick, add a little hot water. Serve over rice with hot buttered cornbread on the side.