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Cajun Gator Tacos & Wraps w/ Mango Avocado Ranch Slaw
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Cajun Gator Tacos & Wraps w/ Mango Avocado Ranch Slaw

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Adjust Servings:
2 T divided extra virgin olive oil
1lb gator meat
1 whole diced mango or buy the 100% juice mango cups and drain
1 bag broccoli slaw mix or any slaw mix
1/3 cup or to your liking TesseMae's Avocado Ranch Dressing
1 cup chopped purple cabbage optional
2 T cajun seasoning watch for hidden sugar in these combo seasonings
1 t pepper
4 tortillas
4 large leafs butter lettuce or romaine or bibb lettuce
Optional Side
1 large thinly sliced red onions think fajita veggies
1 large thinly sliced green pepper
1 t himalayan sea salt
1 t peppercorn medley

    Tender and delicious, gator is indescribably phenomenal. Using a bag of slaw, chopped mango, and Whole30 dressing, Taco Tuesday better watch out!

    • 20
    • Serves 4
    • Easy


    • Optional Side



    Ok, Dudesters! This is the easiest Cajun Gator (or any protein) and slaw recipe on the planet and it’s THE TASTIEST tacos this avid Latin cuisine fanatic has ever had! Saying somethin’ ahem!

    Hit & Run (a Gator Story)

    My cousin, who lives outside of Jacksonville, hit a full-grown alligator on a dark backroad and you know what that crazy chick did?? She got out of the car, made sure it was actually dead (did she check its pulse or something??) and she and her husband put it ON TOP of the damn car and brought it home to butcher and freeze the meat.

    At the time, I was much younger and thought that my crazy was nowhere near hers!

    Now that I live in Florida and I’ve eaten gator a bunch of times, she’s my flippin’ idol. Next time one of those gators is walking around my neighborhood, I’m going for it – Crocodile Dundee style! (well, it sounds good 😂)

    Do I need 10 different seasonings? NOPE!

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    I use an all in one Cajun blend seasoning and a bag of slaw mix you can get at any grocery store. Told yah – easy peesy! I do beef up the slaw with mango and chopped purple cabbage because I always have some and it adds so much to boring slaw and salad mixes. And before you assume that I made my own dressing like usual – you know what ASSuming does, right? I used Tesemae’s Avocado Ranch dressing. This is not sponsored one iota – I wish it was, but it’s not. I love making my own Whole30 sauces and dressings but this one ROCKED MY WORLD. It’s so creamy and zesty and it makes this slaw super easy to whip up. You can find it at Walmart (click on image below) AND its cheaper than all of the other Whole30 / Paleo dressings. Uber WIN WIN!

    I can’t find gator anywhere, Kym so what the hell?

    Some local butchers have it. You may have to call around. I buy frozen gator from my butcher here in Florida where I more worry about running into a gator on my walks than a human attacker. Wild Fork Foods will deliver gator to your front door. Gator runs anywhere from $14 – $22 per pound and it’s worth every penny. At Wild Fork Foods, it’s about $18 per pound.

    Still can’t but want to enjoy some Cajun tacos or wraps? 

    You can seriously sub chunks of chicken, shrimp, or fish. Just follow the same instructions. Just ensure your chunks of cajun chicken are cooked through.

    On Whole30, Keto, or live Paleo? No sweat!

    • This salad dressing is Whole30 approved & paleo
    • Sub butter lettuce or cauliflower /cassava tortillas for low carb tortillas
    • For incredible gluten free tortillas, check out this FANTASTIC recipe from ACleanBake.com! 😋
    • Make sure the Cajun seasoning you buy doesn’t have SUGAR in it. Nuts, I know!
    • The tortillas here are 50 calories each with 3 net carbs (to purchase click on image right)

    If you have any questions, please drop me an email or comment below. I can’t wait to hear from you! Seriously 😜

    Do you social? 

    Me too! Make this, take a photo, and on Instagram – #SOLTOcrew AND don’t forget to @sanityorlackthereof | Find more from SOLTO on Pinterest and join my crazy wack cookery community on Facebook.

    Glad you came to party!



    Ahead of time, thaw the gator in a large bowl of cool water and set aside. My packages take about an hour to thaw. Break the gator up into small chunks. Place them in a freezer bag and dump all the seasonings in. Seal the bag and shake the bag gently to coat all pieces. If you need more cajun seasoning, go for it. Place in the fridge until its time to cook it.


    While the gator is chilling, it's time to make the slaw. Dice up your mango and purple cabbage and place it all in a large bowl with the bag of slaw mix. Add the dressing and with two forks, toss the salad to evenly coat. Set aside.


    Onions & Peppers Side

    Put your cast iron on the burner and set to medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, pour 1 T of the oil in the skillet. After a minute, add the peppers and onions. Stir to coat in the oil. Salt and pepper and cook for about 8 minutes. You can either move these to a covered dish or you can use another skillet.


    The Gator

    And now for the best part! Add the gator in a single layer not touching each other (over medium heat). It's really important not to overcook it because it will taste rather rubbery. I do 3 minutes per side. Over medium heat, my cast iron gets scorching hot actually. It cooks fast for sure. Then, I take a piece out and eat it to make sure it's not poisoned. Ok, I just can't wait to eat it!


    Arrange gator on warm tortillas or lettuce leaves and top with a generous portion of the mango slaw. Finish the plate with a healthy side of sauteed onions and peppers. Enjoy!


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