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Skewered Alligator in Lime & Ginger Sauce

Russ Myers


For many years a group of Fishermen, from various parts of the country, including myself, met at a fishing lodge in Central Wisconsin.
Near the end of our conclave, we would have a large cookout. Everyone was invited. One of the specialties was alliagtor tail brought from the golf courses of Boca Raton, Florida, where one of the fishermen lived.
It was always a special treat.


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1 1/2 lb
alligator tail, fillet, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1 1/4 oz
lime juice
1 c
chicken stock
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
brown sugar
1 pinch
ginger, finely diced
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
corn starch
salt and pepper to taste
bamboo skewers

How to Make Skewered Alligator in Lime & Ginger Sauce


  • 1Thread alligator meat onto bamboo skewers.

    Place skewers in a flat dish, season with salt and pepper, pour lime juice over & place in fridge for about 1 hour.
  • 2Remove skewers from refrigerator, saving residual lime juice for the sauce.

    Heat olive oil in a frying pan to 350 F, and sauté alligator for about 5 minutes, or until browned, set aside and keep warm.
  • 3Combine lime juice, honey, brown sugar, ginger, chicken stock and corn starch in a saucepan.

    Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • 4Place skewers on plates, spoon sauce over meat and garnish with fresh herbs.

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About Skewered Alligator in Lime & Ginger Sauce

Course/Dish: Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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