Homestyle Shrimp and Gator Nuggets w/ Baked PotatoAugust 11, 2012 at 5:16 PM | Posted in potatoes, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Homestyle Shrimp and Gator Nuggets w/ Baked Potato
Shrimp and Gator meat for dinner tonight! For the Shrimp I used Gorton’s Homestyle Shrimp. Easy to prepare just bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes and you have some hot and delicious Shrimp! It’s 240 calories and 19 carbs per serving. I left the product info at the end of the post.
I purchased the Gator on line from http://www.cajungrocer.com/ I purchased the Alligator Nuggets – BREADED 2 Pound bag. To prepare it I fried the Gator in Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 4 minutes per side. The breading is fantastic! It’s a thin breading and it fries up golden brown and the seasoning is perfect on it. It’s spicy with a hint of heat but not over powering. I used Heinz Cocktail Sauce for dipping for the Shrimp and Gator both.
For a side I had a baked Potato that I seasoned with Morton’s Salt Substitute and Ground Black Pepper then topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later I’ll be trying a new smoothie, Sunrise Growers Pure Fruit Smoothies/Mango Citrus Blast. Just add the frozen pouch along with Fat Free Milk, and Fat Free Plain Yogurt to a blender and mix for 2 minutes. It’s 160 calories and 39 carbs.
Gorton’s Home Style Shrimp is made with plump, tender tail-on shrimp for a big shrimp taste. Gorton’s homestyle breading is made with fresh cracker meal and real buttermilk.
Gorton’s Home Style Shrimp:
Seasoned with classic herbs and spices
A natural source of omega-3
Gorton’s HomeStyle Shrimp
Serving Size 3 (99g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 720mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Alligator Nuggets – BREADED
Our farm raised alligator nuggets (a.k.a. alligator bites) are breaded or pre battered. Best prepared by deep frying. Enjoy!
Cooking instructions: Fry at 350 for 5-7 minutes until golden brown.
1/2 pound alligator meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Louisiana Fish Fry batter, for coating
Cooking oil, for frying Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Serving suggestions: remoulade, creole mustard, or cocktail sauce
Fill a deep pot halfway full with oil. Heat to 360 degrees F. Coat the alligator meat with the fish batter. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, until gator floats in oil. Remove and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve as an appetizer with remoulade sauce, mustard sauce, or cocktail sauce for dipping.