Smoking Gator-Can it be done?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by billbo, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A friend of mine has a bunch of gator and was asking about smoking it. I did some searching and found no real answer. Any thoughts? PS I miss you all! Been away too long and I apologize!
  2. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I would think that with enough brining, marinating, rub & proper wood for taste, hell, you could smoke just about anything.  I am not an experienced gator smoker but I am sure someone will pipe up with a method.  Keep your smoker ready!!
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Gator does not lend itself to low and slow very well. It gets tough.

     better to fry or cook in a gravy. you can grill it but i didn't care for it grilled.
  4. tony111

    tony111 Smoke Blower

    A friend gave me some gator a few years back. I deep fried it with a bater the wife makes for fish, I loved it. We don't get a chance for much gator meat in Ohio but I would try and pressure cook it for 30 min.then put in the smoker to brown and induce some smoke flavor. For an hour or 2 at around 160. This is how I do heart and tongue.  Good luck

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