Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs

Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs
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Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs

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Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs

These Grilled Citrus Gator Ribs are out of this world. If you've never had alligator ribs before, you're completely missing out on a local delicacy. These ribs are a local favorite in the gator-rich habitats of Florida, where they're a popular and delicious treat.

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For the marmalade glaze

Combine all of the ingredients except for the butter together in a saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the butter and keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.

For the ribs

Place the ribs in a shallow glass dish or large resealable plastic food storage bag. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a nonreactive bowl, and stir until blended thoroughly. Reserve ½ cup marinade for basting.

Pour the marinade over the ribs and toss to thoroughly coat all pieces well. Cover the dish or close the bag and marinate for up to 3 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat a gas grill on medium heat or prepare a charcoal grill.

Remove the ribs from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill until the ribs are tender, basting frequently with ½ cup marinade, for about 45 minutes. Then, baste with the marmalade glaze, and serve.


Calories per serving:

932 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 67g 102%
  • Carbs 58g 19%
  • Saturated 26g 130%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 48g
  • Monounsaturated 24g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 30g 59%
  • Cholesterol 194mg 65%
  • Sodium 712mg 30%
  • Calcium 99mg 10%
  • Magnesium 49mg 12%
  • Potassium 733mg 21%
  • Iron 3mg 15%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 292mg 42%
  • Vitamin A 172µg 19%
  • Vitamin C 60mg 101%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 45%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 31%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 44%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 58%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 32µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 12%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 8µg 10%
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