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Saturday
Feb162013

Alligator Meat OK for Lent?

With all the talk of the propriety of observing Lent these days, I thought it might help to know that should you choose to do so, the Archbishop of New Orleans has approved the eating of alligator during the Lenten season.  The reason is, as he states, alligator is "in the fish family" and considered "seafood" (h.t. Gene Veith).

Well, that settles it . . . 

Reader Comments (4)

I've had gator, and it is a little fishy, kind of like halfway between fish and chicken. Which maybe isn't surprising, since a lizard is kind of like halfway between a fish and a bird.
February 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRubeRad
I object!! The good Reverend should consult with a biologist (approved by the Vatican of course) first and it appears to me that he does not want to adversely impact the gator industry :)
February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby
Gator is a delicacy down here, though I haven't gravitated to it. I never gave much thought to it's food category, though I'm inclined to think of it in "meaty" terms!
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Davilla

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