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Unread 04-17-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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Anyone have any suggestions for smoked gator tail? Son in law's got some tail meat and I was wondering how it is with a good rub and a low and slow cook? I've had it many other ways but never tried smokin' one myself.
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Anyone have any suggestions for smoked gator tail? Son in law's got some tail meat and I was wondering how it is with a good rub and a low and slow cook? I've had it many other ways but never tried smokin' one myself.
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Been a long time since I've had gator but I imagine it cooks more like seafood / chicken...I do not think you want to do slow and low given the relatively low fat content. But again, I could be way off here.
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It has been a few years, but after smoking it a couple of times, I was convinced that fried is the way to go. LOL

As best I remember it came out like a rubber ball. I did not try H n F though, maybe that is the key.
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Now that you ask ...

In my 50 years of living and growing up on the Gulf Coast I have never seen gator fixed any ther way than fried. I am sure there must be other ways I just have never seen or eaten it.

It can turn into rubber real quick!
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Thanks to all, I will give it a shot and let you know how it turns out
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how about a bacon weave to keep some moisture in it
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how about a bacon weave to keep some moisture in it
I like your thinkin!
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I have had grilled gator and it was great. Slow smoking will give it some flavor but be careful to to dry it out.
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ive never smoked it..but fried is what I like
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I have never had it smoked but I have had gator jerky that was pretty tasty.
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I've only had it fried too. Hope you take some pics for us Jed!
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I've only had it fried too. Hope you take some pics for us Jed!
Will do!
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I've had smoked gator a couple times. Once, it was delicious, the other time, it was dry and like leather. It's really, really good if you don't overcook it. Overcooked, it's awful. I would probably rub it with Cajun seasoning, smoke for a while, then wrap it in foil with some liquid.
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I've had smoked gator a couple times. Once, it was delicious, the other time, it was dry and like leather. It's really, really good if you don't overcook it. Overcooked, it's awful. I would probably rub it with Cajun seasoning, smoke for a while, then wrap it in foil with some liquid.
Thanks, sounds like a plan was gonna marinate in Mojo
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