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Sausage Recipe help? (Buffalo Summer and Alligator)

ifitsdeadsmokeit

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So sometimes there are good things that come out of divorces.  My neighbor is getting one and when the hubby moved out, left a freezer full of meat and the wife doesnt cook...my gain.  I got a bunch of ground buffalo, pork ribs (3 slabs spares, 3 slabs baby backs) and alligator strips from her.  There was a lot more, but I didnt have room in my freezer for it.  I was wanting to make some buffalo summer sausage and alligator sausage but recipes are hard to come by.  There are a lot of recipes for summer sausage, but since buffalo is so lean, not sure how much fat to add to the batch.  Think a 30% ratio is the way to go?  I've only seen one single recipe for the alligator sausage online.  Any ideas or suggestions...love to hear what you got !!!
 

bkleinsmid

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Chris........I agree with your 30%.......maybe even a bit more. I think the last batch I did was a 30% blend.

As for the gator, a local rod & gun club has a run on rattle snakes during the summer and they save the meat and rattles for me. I mix the alligator and snake meat together with a little pork shoulder for fat and make

"Ratlle-Gator" sausage with some fresh jalapeno's. When I can't get gator, I use rabbit.

Brad
 

riverrat48

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And then what do you do, stuff it?  Or use it as patties?  Grilled, fried?  I have some alligator and am looking for alternatives to just frying it.
 

chef willie

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And then what do you do, stuff it?  Or use it as patties?  Grilled, fried?  I have some alligator and am looking for alternatives to just frying it.
Gater sausage on my list of things to do.....I believe most of us would sauté links up in a skillet than fry, or perhaps indirect grilling over medium coals after they poached first.....
 

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