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Florida OJ Alligator Salad With Remoulade Sauce

Ingredients

Florida Citrus Remoulade Dressing:

  • 200 ml Florida Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp. orange zest, chopped
  • 220 g mayonnaise
  • 75 g ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. cornichons, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. capers, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. mustard
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tbsp. fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Creole seasoning
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. Original TABASCO® brand pepper sauce

Crispy Gator:

  • 500 ml Florida Orange Juice
  • 60 ml Original TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce
  • 700 g alligator, tail meat, 5-centimetre pieces
  • 120 g flour
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 375 ml club soda, cold
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

For Salad:

  • 100 g Florida Grapefruit Segments, seeded
  • 150 g Florida Orange Segments, seeded
  • 450 g mixed greens
  • 180 g fennel, thinly shaved
  • 100 g red cabbage, shredded
  • 100 g cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ¾ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 50 g radish, thinly sliced

Preparation

Florida OJ Alligator Salad With Remoulade Sauce
For Florida Citrus Remoulade Dressing:

Combine all ingredients; mix well.Cover and chill.

For Crispy Alligator:

Combine Florida Orange Juice with TABASCO®.Place alligator in baking dish; pour orange juice mixture over alligator.Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or preferably overnight.To prepare alligator, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in bowl; add club soda and stir just until combined.Batter will be lumpy.Remove alligator from marinade; drain on paper towels.Discard marinade.Dredge alligator pieces in flour mixture; fry in deep fryer at 180° C or pan-fry over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked thoroughly.Remove from oil; drain on paper towels.Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For Salad:

Combine all ingredients in large salad bowl.Toss with reserved dressing to coat.

To serve:

Place a mound of salad in centre of each plate.Place 3 to 4 pieces of Crispy Gator on each salad.Serve extra Florida Citrus Remoulade Dressing on the side.