Okay everybody, I have about 15 lbs of alligator tail meat coming to me next week from a friend. I am going to make some smoked sausage with it. I have a couple of questions for anybody that may have done this. I have made plenty of smoked sausage with venison using a ratio 70/30 deer to pork. I am wondering if I should use the same ratio with alligator / pork. Any Suggestions ?
Smoked Alligator Sausage ?
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I have done this with gator 10lbs. I cut in 3 lbs of brisket trim .
Your 15 i would cut in 5 lbs of beef trim fat or some butt.
I did 5 lbs of rattler a couple years ago and used chicken thigh meat.
Only had the sausage and a few pieces of tail to try. I didn't check the temp, just went with when they looked done and tested them.
It is really good. A local meat market made the sausage.
About 3 hours at 200 to 225.
To be honest, I have eaten so little gator sausage over my lifetime I couldn't tell you real good gator sausage or bad gator sausage. I know that at SELA BobDog will get us some real good gator sausage. I'm looking forward to it also.