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How to make Sous Vide Alligator Salad

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In this video, we teamed up with our good friend and chef, Justin Townsend, from Harvesting Nature (www.harvestingnature.com) and made sous vide alligator salad with a side of fresh collard greens! This was off the charts good and crazy easy to make! Make sure to go check out Harvesting Nature for more great recipes!

Ingredients:
-1 pound skinless alligator filets (we used alligator tail)
-Salt and freshly ground black pepper
-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
-1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
-Zest and juice of 1 lemon
-1 teaspoon ground cumin
-1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
-1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice
-1/2 cup finely diced celery
-1/2 cup finely diced scallions

Prep
-Season the alligator with salt, pepper, and garlic and place in a large ziplock or vacuum seal bag with olive oil and garlic. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique or a vacuum sealer on the moist setting. Place in the water bath and set the timer for 3 hours.

-When the timer goes off, remove the alligator from the water bath. Remove the alligator from the bag and cut it into 1/2-inch pieces. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, curry powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Step 2
Add the alligator, walnuts, apple, celery, and scallions, and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper and plate it up!

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