Alligator smoking

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by carrie, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. carrie

    carrie Newbie

    I have been wanting to smoke an alligator for a very long time! I found a place online that would ship me an alligator frozen solid. So I called them. My alligator came frozen solid. It took one full day to thaw him.
     
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  2. carrie

    carrie Newbie

    I bribed him in a salt, sugar, and zataran crab boil bath.
     
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  3. carrie

    carrie Newbie

    I brined him for a day. I flipped him over in the brine a couple of times when I would add the ice to keep him cold
     
  4. carrie

    carrie Newbie

    I rubbed him with a "swamp dust" rub. Then wrapped him in bacon to keep from drying out.
     
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  5. carrie

    carrie Newbie

     
  6. carrie

    carrie Newbie

    I smoked him for 6hrs at 250 degrees
     
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  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW.    Watching this.

    Looking good so far.
     
  8. carrie

    carrie Newbie

    He was delicious!!! Everyone loved him! It tastes like a cross between chicken and turkey.
     
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  9. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    Point! That is fine looking gator right there.
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, wish you had some fork pics.
     
  11. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Definitely has the Wow factor...nice job!!!
    I have never had gator.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
  12. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    :points:
    Again! Great idea and awesome execution! Wish there was some plated pictures!
     
  13. litterbug

    litterbug Smoke Blower

    Gator looks great. This is one of those post where I would have loved to seen every little drawn out detail from skinning the gator to spicing it up, and all the way to the dinner plate.
     
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  14. carrie

    carrie Newbie

    Sorry I forgot to get plated pics. The gator comes skinned. Only has skin on hands and feet.
     
  15. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    :yeahthat:
    :th_Slab_of_meat:
     
  16. h8that4u

    h8that4u Fire Starter

    where online did you find to get a whole gator if I might ask?
     
  17. carrie

    carrie Newbie

    Louisiana crawfish company. My gator was 38 pounds. It was about 5ft long. It was $11.95lb shipping is free.
     
  18. That looks amazing. Great job.
     
  19. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    That really looks amazing, I've always wanted to do that after seeing Bruce from Swamp People always smoking up a feast.
     

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