Saturday Smoke will be Gator

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by butch321, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Hi I been sitting back here getting all dipping wet with the drool running down looking at all of ya'll smoke. Thougth I would let y'll see what I got
    going on Saturday a little gator tail, and some gator rib.
    Will have more pictures I hope on saturday.
     
  2. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love the little fried gator tail bites... rolled in some bread crumbs and old bay.... good eatin'... look forward to seein it smoked!!
     
  3. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Interested to see how it comes out. Can't get much gator in Indiana. Be sure to take some Qview through the whole day.
     
  4. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh Yeah! You gotta keep a good running post of this one! Especially for all us FL boys! Can't wait to see the finale!
     
  5. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well that is definately dif were I'm from. Looking forward to seeing the end results.
    Andy.
     
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We do't get too many gators up here in the Rocky Mountains. Sure will be interesting to see this one smoked. Maybe I can trade you some elk steaks for a piece of tail (gator) [​IMG] .
     
  7. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

  8. minn.bill

    minn.bill Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    us minnesota boys will be interested in this one.[​IMG]
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    hey butch.........did you skin that gator?

    and are you going to tan that hide..........hehehehe

    can't wait for q-view
     
  10. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Butch, you have had slow cooked gater before?I know it's pretty good fried but have not heard good things about low &slow,never had it slow cooked so I'm not sure-will keep up on this 1.
     
  11. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking forward to your tale 'o the tail!

    We don't get many Gators around here ...
     
  12. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I was just wondering if while you're smoking the gator will you be sing the "see you later, Wally Gator" song. ( just for us oldies.... lol)
     
  13. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the link, PitRow! I've got plenty of elk and deer, but you're right; no alligator or kangaroo. I can't imagine the kangaroo being that good, or the Aussies would be marketing them [​IMG].
     
  14. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it turns out good for you, let me know how you did it. I smoked some a couple of years ago and.......well............let's just say I onlly fry it these days. LOL
     
  15. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    I'm with Fatback, I can't see where low and slow is going to work with Gator. It's kind of a fast and hot kind of meat. But lets wait and see.
     
  16. Crockadale I like to wrap my gator in bacon smoke for 1hr then beer bater them up and deep fried, on the ribs will do a 11/2hr smoke then wrap in tin cook for 2hrs out and on to the grill to finished. I have had good review on this way of cooking. But I'm always open to any good advise
    thanks
     
  17. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like that smoke then fry idea..........just might have to give that one a try.

    Thanks
     
  18. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    That puts a new light on the subject.

    If you were to smoke that puppy for any period of time I would suspect it would be kind of rubbery.
     
  19. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    "Interested to see how it comes out. Can't get much gator in Indiana. Be sure to take some Qview through the whole day."


    Ditto, although will be interesting!!! Always thought it had to be cooked at higher temps??
     
  20. jasandalb

    jasandalb Fire Starter

    Well....here's one Buckeye ready to see some gator get smoked!!!!

    For anyone else interested in getting local meats (those of you in the north, looking for gator meat)....my suggestion is to not try some of the big online "chains".....look for butcher shops in the areas (like tampa, gainesville, miami, etc..) that carry the meats. often times, they'll be able to pack and ship it to you...cheaper than the online "chains"...and its probably a little better quality.

    Gator Hunting season runs June 3-Nov 1 and you can only tag two gators per permit. Although its a long season, you can only tag two gators and the state dictates where you are allowed to hunt.[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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