Monday, May 14, 2012

Alligator Gar

Once used by Native Americans to make jewelry and weapon heads, the alligator gar is highly sought after in sport fishing. The largest alligator gar ever caught was 365 pounds. It can survive out of water for two hours. In the South, it's considered a delicacy and is commonly served in restaurants.

Right now, we've got some of these guys swimming in our tanks! They vary in size; the largest is almost as long as the width of the tank. How to cook alligator gar? We suggest: a lightly-breaded fillet with Hunan sauce; stir-fried with mixed vegetables in a white sauce; or three-cup style. $6.95 per pound.

Crispy Hunan style