Farm Raised Whole Alligator

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Experience unique BBQs with Alligators Inc’s whole alligator, ethically farm-raised in South Florida for a healthy, flavorful feast.

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 Elevate Your BBQ or Restaurant Menu with Alligators Inc’s Whole Alligator!

Are you seeking an extraordinary offering for your next backyard BBQ or to wow your adventurous restaurant patrons? Consider Alligators Inc’s whole alligators! Our alligators are professionally farm-raised in South Florida, in our family-owned and operated farm, and processed in our state-certified, HACCP-compliant facility right on the premises.

Ethical and High-Quality Alligator Farming

Our alligators thrive indoors in climate-controlled buildings, nourished by top-quality custom blended feed (56% protein and high fat). This assures outstanding results in the quality of our alligator meat. Taking great pride in the ethical treatment of our alligators, we do not feed them growth hormones or steroids, nor do we soak them in any preservatives such as Sodium Tripolyphosphate.

Perfect Harvest Size for Your Culinary Needs

The whole alligators we offer typically weigh between 17 and 28 pounds, which is our targeted harvest size for perfect flavor and texture. These alligators are approximately 4.5 to 5.5 feet in length, but we prioritize weight over length when determining the right time for harvesting.

A Healthy and Unique Meat Choice

Alligator meat is an exceptional choice for health-conscious guests. Rich in protein, it surpasses even chicken, beef, or pork. It’s a lean white meat with a mild flavor resembling chicken, low in fat and cholesterol. The majority of the white meat is in the tail, but the back loins, neck, and ribs are also excellent. For those who prefer a slightly gamier taste, the legs offer darker meat. For a more in-depth look at the nutritional value of gators check out the official stats with the USDA.

Ready for Your Next Grill Party

We skin and gut our alligators, leaving the feet and head on for a striking showpiece at your next grilling event. Our whole alligators are freshly frozen after harvest, vacuum-sealed, and ready for your next cookout. We ship them frozen in custom-insulated boxes with dry ice, along with cooking instructions.

Convenient Shipping Schedule

We ship every Monday and Tuesday, and we recommend that our customers place their orders by the preceding Wednesday for efficient processing and receipt of the order.

Once your order has been shipped, we are unable to accommodate any changes to the shipping address. Those changes would be made through UPS and we cannot ensure that your product would arrive in a timely manner or unspoiled. We recommend double-checking your shipping information at the time of purchase to ensure prompt and accurate delivery. Thank you for your understanding.

Embrace the thrill of extraordinary flavors with Alligators Inc’s whole alligator – the ultimate choice for a unique and memorable culinary experience. Place your order now!

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Whole Smoked Alligator

If you want to have a truly epic get together, smoking a whole gator is the way to do it! Surprisingly easy with great results, the secret ingredient here is time and smoke for perfectly cooked gator! The part that takes the longest is brining overnight, but after that, the gator will only take about 4-5 hours until cooked for a 17-21 lb. alligator.
Prep Time 16 hours
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 21 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 to 10

Equipment

  • Briquettes
  • Lump Charcoal
  • Light or Fruity wood chunks (Pecan was used here)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Whole Alligator

Brine:

  • Enough Water to cover Alligator
  • 1 cup Kosher Salt per gallon of water
  • 3 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups White Sugar

Seasoning:

  • To Taste Light dusting of your favorite Creole Seasoning
  • To Taste A Good Rub (Plow Boys Yard Bird was used here)
  • To Taste Jack Daniels
  • To Taste Cherry Cola
  • To Taste Apple Juice

Instructions
 

  • Allow the frozen alligator to thaw for about a day before putting it in a small ice cooler and covering it with enough water to submerge the gator.
  • Add Kosher or sea salt, brown sugar, and white sugar to the water in the cooler and let the gator sit in the brine for 16 hours
  • Preheat your pit to 250°F. We used a Meadow Creek PR60 Pig Roaster with a combination of briquettes, lump charcoal, and pecan wood chunks.
  • Season the gator with Creole seasoning and a rub of your choice.
  • Once the pit’s temperature reaches 250°F, place the gator on the pit and mop the gator every hour for 5 hours with a mix of Jack Daniels, cherry cola and apple juice.
  • After 5 hours, the gator should be perfectly cooked, and you can serve it immediately (just to be sure, internal temp with a Thermapen should be 155°F degrees)

Notes

The tail meat is the most tender of the gator and is made up of 2 tenderloins. The legs are called the red meat of the gator and taste like chicken thighs. They are also tender and moist.
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Additional information

Weight 36 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 20 × 10 in
Size

17-22lbs, 23-28lbs

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