Alligator leg and body meat is excellent for use in soups, stews and sauces. Be sure to pat the meat dry prior to cooking it for a better sear.
Alligator is best cooked either very quickly (seared or fried) or very slowly on low heat (stewed or braised). Doing so will keep the meat tender.
Pair alligator with flavors like bacon, garlic, chile, lemon and/or beer.