Tired of Turkey? Try Liti–gator Stew!

Have you ever dealt with an Litigator_Stew_Laura_and_Alligator_Swampattorney who chomped down on as issue and just wouldn’t let go?  Or perhaps you had an attorney that would lie in wait for you to make a mistake on a claim only to snap his big choppers at you?  Once they have you in their jaws, you’re never getting free.

Well, get some revenge with our amazing Liti-gator Stew.  This truly southern dish will have you getting the better of that lawsuit filer in no time.

Start with a nice piece of gator, toss in a few potatoes, blend in a few mediation mushrooms, and you are on your way.  Of course the best part is letting that Liti-gator stew all day long.  “Stew…stew….stew in your own juices you over priced swamp crawler!  How do YOU like it?”

Oh, sorry, back to the dish.  Anyway, Liti-gator stew reminds us that no matter how hard the exterior, you can always find something tender on the inside with the right amount of heat and time.


  • 4 cups “liti-gator” meat, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch of cayenne
  • 1 10 ounce can Rotel®  tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


In a pot, combine the oil and “liti-gator” meat.  Cook the meat until it is lightly browned.   Next, add the chopped vegetables, Rotel®  tomatoes, cayenne, salt, and pepper and cook the ingredients until the vegetables are soft.  Then add the water, and cover the pot.  Cook over medium heat until the meat is tender and serve over cooked rice.Liti-gator_Stew

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt





About carlvanclaimsexpert

Carl Van, President & CEO of International Insurance Institute, Inc., graduated from California State University, Sacramento where he received his bachelor’s degree in Insurance. He has been in the insurance claims industry since 1980 and has held the positions of Claims Adjuster, Claims Supervisor, Claims Manager, Division Claims Manager and Regional Manager over Claims, Loss Control and Premium Audit. Mr. Van has set up 5 in-house claims training programs for various insurance companies throughout the United States, and has written articles for Claims magazine, Claims Education Magazine, Claims Advisor, Claims People magazine, The Subrogator, The National Underwriter, California Insurance Journal and over 100 other national magazines. He is the author of over 75 technical and soft skill workshops being taught throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. He has been a keynote speaker at claims conferences around the country, a trainer at an international U.S-Japanese executive training program, a guest speaker at hundreds of claims association seminars, and selected as the opening presenter at some of the most prestigious claims conferences in the United States and Canada. Mr. Van is the Dean of the School of Claims Performance, and has served as both board member and Regional Vice President of the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators. He is owner and publisher of Claims Education Magazine, and board president of both the Claims Education Conference and the International Claims Executive Academy. Mr. Van is creator, presenter and producer of all claims training videos at Claims Education On Line, which include Time Management, Customer Service, Negotiations and Critical Thinking, all specific to claims professionals. He owner and publisher of Claims Professional Books On Line, and is the author of the highly acclaimed book The 8 Characteristics of the Awesome Adjuster, which has sold internationally throughout the United States, Canada, Newfoundland, Guam, Singapore, France, Australia, England, Chile, Ireland, and 15 other countries. Other books by Carl Van include Gaining Cooperation, The Claims Cookbook, and Attitude, Ability and the 80/20 Rule. Other credits include being an arbitrator, a licensed agent, a TASA certified expert witness for insurance Bad Faith suits, as well as a national auditor for a federal regulatory agency.

Posted on November 26, 2013, in food, recipes, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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