Sunday, June 19, 2016

Smoked Alligator Wings (Front Legs)

I visited Exotic Meat Market in Grand Terrace recently and was looking through their freezers to see what they had available. One freezer was labeled "alligator" and had all sorts of alligator cuts inside it. One package grabbed my attention - "smoked alligator wings." I had to ask one of the employees what alligator wings are and was told it was the front legs of the alligator. 
When I got home I immediately set them out on the counter to defrost. The smoking had caused them to turn brown and they were quite small, they must be from small alligators. 
They had a very nice, quite strong, smoked flavor. But what really surprised me was that the bone structure looked just like chicken wings. 

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