First try at Alligator Sausage W/Q-view (FINISHED PRODUCT)

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bobdog46, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. This is my first try at Alligator sausage. I started with 6 lbs alligator meat and 3 1/2 lbs boston butt. Got it all ground up then added cajun seasoning and cure. It will go on the smoker this afternoon. These are the pics I have of the preparation. I will post more pics of the final product after smoking. If it comes out good I will be making a larger batch in a couple of weeks to bring to SELA get together.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Man that sounds good and looks like fun!

    maybe down the line I can convince the boss that I need to make sausages too...
     
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Bobdog,

    I'm sure it will be great!  If you are not happy with it just bring the fixens and between Boykjo, Eman, ShooterRick and the rest of us we can come up with a good combination but I think you are on a good track.  I have some pork fat in the freezer we can try.  Did you put cure in it?   Just thinking if it doesn't pick up the smoke real well we can cold smoke for a couple of hours and then do a quick hot smoke at 240 or so. 

    I've never made it so I am looking to learn something. 

    Keep us posted, I am really interested in seeing how this works out.
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This will be interesting to watch, especially as to texture.  Please keep us posted!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. Yes - It has a cure in it (pink salt).  I am using the same cajun seasoning that i use to make my venison sausage. I will smoke it using hickory chips and it should have an IT of 150 or so after about 5 hrs in the smoker.
     
  6. Alright !! It came out great  Q-VIEW - wonderful flavor !!!  I wouldn't change a thing.  Was in the smoker for 5 1/2 hrs  . Took it out when the IT hit 156.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great bobdog!!!!

    Awesome!!

    Bear
     
  8. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks Great
     
  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks perfect...........[​IMG]

    Joe
     
  10. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    awright...looks awesome....making gater sausage has been a topic around here in the past...so glad to see someone finally did it and posted....thx
     
  11. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    man that looks so good.  Nice job
     
  12. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those look awesome!  Never tried Gator before saw it on a menu once but wasn't brave enough to try it.  GREAT JOB!
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    How did it taste?

    Was the gator chewy?

    It sure looks good!
     
  14. The taste was great !! The texture was no different than any other sausage I have made !!  This will be a repeat.  
     
     
  15. Where did you get the gator from?  I have been looking for some.
     
  16. Bayou Side Seafood - Houma La   $ 7.59 per lb
     
  17. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heck Yeah

    Looks AWESOME

    I cant wait to get back to GA and getta smokin again.
     
  18. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK it looks good but how dos it taste ? crocodile taste like chicken is it like the alligator?
     
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Crocodiles are too ugly to taste good---Not cute like Alligators!![​IMG]

    Bear
     
  20. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      yha you right that's why you eat the tail so you don't have to look at his face[​IMG]
     

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