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Old 04-08-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Agree with the denser chicken piece comment but I find it has its own taste superior to chicken.

BTW you have to watch who cooks it because if you don't cook it right it is very greasy and doesn't taste good
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Chicken taste, steak texture. It really is delicious when done right. I was once given a 3 pound package from a gator farm..I was so excited, I marinated it in fajita seasoning and put it in the oven, well the whole house stunk horribly and I didn't know why. When I tasted it, the texture was what I expected but there was this weird metal aftertaste. Evidently when people are cleaning the gator and the knife hits a musk gland, that's it for your meat, it's ruined. Anyone else had some funky gator before? Boy those fajitas were nasty!
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I agree with everyone, chicken like, but not chicken. Dense texture a little tougher then a decent steak. Not fishy.
I couldnt believe I actually tried it and loved it.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Best gator I had was steaks made from the tail. They were sitting in a marinate for a day or two to help tenderize the meat befor being put on the bar-b-que pit grill. The parts too small for steak was ground up and either used as a burger or browned in a skillet to cook with rice.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Taste nothing like chicken. It's a mild meat flavor that taste like, well like gator. It has to be cooked right are it will be tough. I have 4lbs of alligator sausage in the freezer. I use it when making etouffee, gumbo, jambalaya, etc.


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Old 04-10-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Taste nothing like chicken. It's a mild meat flavor that taste like, well like gator. It has to be cooked right are it will be tough. I have 4lbs of alligator sausage in the freezer. I use it when making etouffee, gumbo, jambalaya, etc.


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busta

Never tried sausage, are you making it busta or buying it from someone?
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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my parents have friends that visit louisiana from france every few years. they fell in love with the stuff & always pack some to bring back with them when they fly home.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Never tried sausage, are you making it busta or buying it from someone?

Purchasing it from the seafood supply place up the street.

busta
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:44 AM
 
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Agree with the taste of chicken. Be careful eating frozen gator that is commercialized, as it is rather flavorless and dry and does not do the real taste of gator any favors.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I usually buy it from Thibodeaux's in Duson.
Its a tiny little hole in the wall restaurant that serves really great plate lunches.
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