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Nix 02-10-2009 05:21 PM

Smoked Tail
I get alot of gator meat well im in florida so anyways i ALWAYS fry it ! But i gots me an idear...

Pineapple brinned - mesquite smoked gator tail with a warm pineapple bbq sause for diping?

Whats yall think ?

Alexa RnQ 02-10-2009 05:26 PM

I don't think mesquite would be a good match with gator.
A fruitwood (say apple or cherry) would probably go better with the pineapple brine.

1_T_Scot 02-10-2009 05:26 PM

Sounds good. How about Pictures?

smokerdude 02-10-2009 05:27 PM

sounds good the pineapple is a plus on grill or smoker

Smokinrubcom 02-10-2009 05:34 PM

I have always wanted to try gator meat. Please post pics :-P

Nix 02-10-2009 07:09 PM

I will be doing this on saturday so look for the pics !

Thanks for the feed back guys!!!!

Applewood ya gotta get me sum of that .

Que-Dawg 02-10-2009 09:16 PM

LOVE Gator,,, and yes that sounds good,,, let's see some pron when you get it done.

Barbarian 02-10-2009 09:46 PM

Pron pron pron!!!!!!!!!!!!

Norcoredneck 02-10-2009 09:55 PM

Not sure on gator. Is the meat tough? What texture? How about using a breast size portion and make these with pineapple instead of chile.

Fatback Joe 02-11-2009 06:57 AM

If you have any luck smoking it, please let me know how you did it. I never was able to do anything with it on the smoker that really pleased me.

Good luck

qman 02-11-2009 12:22 PM

1. Fruitwood is good. Cherry is best, to me.
2. Gator will suck up smoke like a champ, so be careful of oversmoking.
3. Unless is is a young gator, it will get real "firm" when cooked. I tend
to tenderize it with a cleaver [dull side, not sharp] or a jaccard before cooking.

4. Too lean to cook to high temps, you want an internal more like you would for pork loin or chops, maybe 140-45 degrees.

It has been awhile since I did much of this, but we used to do gator tail all the time, for snacks and appetizers.
I like a real hot dipping sauce with it.

Good luck, Nix

qman 02-11-2009 12:24 PM

I forgot to say.

I never brined, so that might help.
Also if you have access to Orange wood, it is another good choice.

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