I have family that just came into town today from new orleans and brought me a 25lb gator and i need help with smoking tips on this please any and all comments welcome, Thank you
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They brought you a 25 lb gator or 25lbs of gator meat?
I understand that the rib meat is pretty tasty smoked but the tail meat can be chewy. I'd put a bit of smoke on it and then make a sauce piquant or just fry some 1 - 2 inch cubes.
The rib meat you can smoke at 225 for a couple of hours until done, a good basting sauce might be a help.
The gator tail like I said can be chewy when smoked so I would smoke for an hour or so and then finish cooking it with liquid. Like I said a sauce piquant or a creole. We did that at the SELA gathering and it was one of the best dishes of the event.
Never tried smoking then frying but that might be pretty interesting. Give it a try and let us know how it works out for you.