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Any grilled Gator tail recipes?

I've only fried it before, but am looking for a recipe to grill it in prep for Irma.  

Thanks in advance!
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XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
Tampa Bay, FL
EIB 6 Oct 95

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 24,099
    thetrim said:
    I've only fried it before
    @thetrim
    By head and shoulders I prefer gator feep fried. But that's just the southern snob in me. Nevertheless, it is pretty darn good grilled as well. 
    As with most things that swim, I like to give gator meat a good marinade over night in cold, whole milk. I do the very same with shrimp and most fish. 
    That aside, season the meat with anything that you like the taste of. I like to dip the meat in melted butter (binder) before seasoning. In my opinion, butter makes just about everything better. 
    My sesoning of choice for grilled gator is cayenne, paprika, cayenne, a wisp of salt, cayenne and lemon pepper. Something about lemon pepper just pairs well with gator in my opinion.
    When I grill gator, I cube it just as I do when I deep fry it. This is of course optional. But it works well for me. 
    Grilling it is pretty straightforward. High heat, direct until the meat firms a little. Gator meat cooks extremely fast as you probably already know. But it's worth mentioning again because over cooked gator is not worth a flip. 
    Once the gator meat is done, I like to give it a hit of fresh lemon juice. Lemon juice is great on fish, seafood, etc, etc. It fairs well with gator also. 
    Good luck with the gator my friend. Hope this helps a little.  


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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,779
    Above is what this forum has been lacking while @SGH was trying to search for the holy grail of "In the style of Dixie."  
    So be ready for some enlightening uses for his favorite ingredient...  And that would be...
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  • lousubcap said:
    Above is what this forum has been lacking while @SGH was trying to search for the holy grail of "In the style of Dixie."  
    So be ready for some enlightening uses for his favorite ingredient...  And that would be...

    Another
    Nutritious
    Unique
    Something? 
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,806
    Many creatures become hyperactive as an intense storm approaches.  Be sure to have strong mitts (like stainless mesh) to hold the critter down while cookin'!!
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,705
    Have some marinating in Gojuchang sauce w fish sauce lime juice.  Don't think I'll get out today to grill it.  I'll try tomorrow. 
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,705
    I grilled it yesterday.  It tasted like $hit and was as rubbery as a tire. That is all!
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,507
    thetrim said:
    I grilled it yesterday.  It tasted like $hit and was as rubbery as a tire. That is all!
    How the heck did you make that gator rubbery?  Sheesh.
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,705
    WHO KNEW THAT I COULD F UP A COOK? Even when warned by the ass master a few days earlier.  Dang it!
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • SGHSGH Posts: 24,099
    thetrim said:
    WHO KNEW THAT I COULD F UP A COOK? Even when warned by the ass master a few days earlier.  Dang it!
    Always remember brother trim, while the Thunder Gods and Brisket Gods certainly rank very high in the in the upper echelon of the hierarchy, it is the Ass Master that is truly all knowing and all seeing. He has more knowledge and wisdom in his Sphincter than all the other Gods combined ;)
    On a side note, sorry to hear that your gator did not turn out. 

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  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,144
    Sausage
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    thetrim said:
    I grilled it yesterday.  It tasted like $hit and was as rubbery as a tire. That is all!

    i ONCE LEFT LAMB RIBS OVER NIGHT WHICH WAS MARINATING IN LIME JUICE AND THE RIBS WERE VERY TUFF.i USE LIME FOR SERVICHE AND IF LEFT TOOO LONG IT WILL COOK AND TUFFIN THE MEAT.. NEXT TIME TRY WITH OUT JUICE EGGCEPT TO SQUEEZE AT END OF COOK FOR FLAVOR.

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