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Nature Boy
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Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
Was planning on making blackened gator for some visitors (as a novelty appetizer). What do i do? Use these or is there somewhere I can grab some more common tail meat? Seems like most alligator leg recipes are more involved than I was planning for.


mylsuhat
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
You could smother them in a bunch on onions, bellpeppers, celery, & garlic


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poule deau
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
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is there somewhere I can grab some more common tail meat?


My local Rouses had it in 1 lb packs frozen.

I used a couple packs to make a sauce piquant that turned out well.


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prplngldtigr
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just up da bayou from down
Member since Dec 2004
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
I had the legs done like hot wings and they were really good.

marinate and fry naked
roll in the sauce of your choice or
be creative with dipping options

how big are the legs?



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CoachChappy
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
Do you have enough to make a sauce piquant?


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
Carter's in Denham.


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CHEDBALLZ
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
Just brine it then blacken it.

Best meat on an alligator is the jaw meat. My brother in law has access to it and its very tender.


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Degas
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
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What do i do?
Figure out how Bon Temps makes theirs in Lafayette. They do a tasty appetizer featuring twice cooked gator legs with a sweet and sour Thai sauce. Their app is called Swamp Legs, and it's paired with duck legs with mango salsa (Gator left, duck right)



Stadium Rat
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Jul 2004
7866 posts

re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
Make alligator soup.

Antoine's make a gator soup that is very similar to turtle soup with sherry. The recipe collection has a good soup recipe from the Plantation Cookbook.


Crawdaddy
USA Fan
Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2006
16529 posts

re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
Grill em and eat them like the big smoked turkey legs.

Make sure you leave the foot, toes, and claws on



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prplngldtigr
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just up da bayou from down
Member since Dec 2004
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
I have had gator legs almost just like this and they are fantastic.


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Jack Daniel
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In the bottle
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Accidentally bought some alligator legs and not tail meat.
So your mouth wrote a check your arse can’t cash?


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