A tasty cajun pasta dish with alligator sausage by Chef Todd Gathman of K-Paul's, created for our signature Dagostino Alligator pasta, roasted garlic, and bell peppers.
45 minutes | Serves 8
- Ingredients for Creole Double Alligator Pasta
- Directions for Creole Double Alligator Pasta
- About Dagostino Pasta
“I can really taste the difference in Dagostino’s handcrafted, all-natural pasta. Because of its freshness, the pasta becomes tender quickly when cooking, releasing all of the natural flavors of the pure semolina and adding a wonderful, delicate texture to any dish. Dagostino’s signature alligator, crawfish and fleur de lis-shaped pastas provide a unique taste of Louisiana and make for a fun crowd pleaser! Plus, supporting a locally owned business is always an added bonus.”
CHEF TODD GATHMAN, K-PAUL'S LOUISIANA KITCHEN
Ingredients for Creole Double Alligator Pasta
1 lb alligator sausage, sliced
8 tbl butter
2 tbl vegetable oil or “garlic oil”
10 cloves roasted garlic, smashed into a paste*
2 tsp Chef Paul’s Prudohomme’s Herbal Pizza and Pasta Magic Seasoning Blend
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 medium onion, large diced
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, julienned
3 bell peppers, roasted, peeled, and julienned (Any color, best with freshly roasted peppers, but jarred can be substituted)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tbl fresh parsley, chopped
Directions for Creole Double Alligator Pasta
To roast garlic, slice heads in half and place cut side up in an oven proof dish, sprinkle with creole seasoning, then drizzle with olive oil. Add enough chicken stock or water to just cover the bottom of the pan. Seal the pan tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 200°F for 2.5 hours. Garlic is done when very soft when pierced with a fork. Roasted garlic can be done in advance and reserved in the fridge for use in this dish and many others. Store the garlic covered in oil. This “garlic oil” can be used in the recipe.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. When the water is boiling, salt well — like the sea. Cook alligator pasta al dente, drain (reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water).
- Lightly brown sliced alligator sausage in a sauté pan, then remove and reserve.
- Wipe out pan then add at medium heat, butter, oil, red pepper flakes, and roasted garlic. Allow the butter to melt and ingredients to cook together for about 10 minutes.
- Add the onion and tomatoes and cook until onions are translucent.
- Add sausage back in along with julienned peppers. When sausage and peppers are heated through add the cooked pasta and reserved pasta water.
- Remove to a serving dish and garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley.
Buon Appetito! Enjoy our Creole Double Alligator Pasta Recipe
About Dagostino Handmade Pasta
From Lemons to Premium Pasta...
Our founders, the Fresina Family, were some of the original lemon farmers in Sicily during the early 19th century. During that time, Sicilians created settlements in New Orleans as citrus traders and brought pasta with them on their voyage. The Fresina Family felt right at home in Louisiana which led to The Fresina Macaroni Manufacturing Company being born in 1926. This began the foundation of 3 generations of hard-work and implementing traditional Italian methods to create handmade pasta that is now Dagostino Pasta.
We continue to stick to our Italian roots by producing our pasta the old-fashioned way right here in New Orleans. Our centuries-old delicate method consists of small quantities of pure semolina pasta cut through bronze, carefully looped over wooden rods, straightened and the air-dried in wooden cellars. We are dedicated to preserving our family traditions and Italian customs for many more generations to come.
Every pure artisan pasta deserves to be paired with a delicious sauce. Dagostino has some of the most authentic sauces available outside of Italy. Our fresh herb and spice blend is unique, preservative free, and all handmade in small batches. We pride ourselves for our ingredients being all-natural and preservative free, providing you with premium artisan pasta and tasty sauces to enjoy.
You will experience our time-honored family treasure in every meal.